A regular extra payment if you pay rent and get certain payments from us.
You may have received a letter from us asking you to confirm or update your rent details. Read more about confirming or updating your rent details.
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
You can get Rent Assistance if you get a payment from us, more than the base rate of Family Tax benefit and pay rent.
How much you can get
The amount of Rent Assistance you can get depends on how much rent you pay.
You don’t need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance. We'll check if you're eligible when you claim another payment or move. We may ask you for documents.
Managing your payment
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Rent Assistance.
We may review your rent details to check they're up to date.
While travelling outside Australia
There are rules for when Rent Assistance can be paid when you are outside Australia
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
Read about how to manage your money.