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Centrelink income unit—Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269559
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe weekly amount of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) the income unit is entitled to receive.
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The Commonwealth pays rent assistance to recipients of income support payments, including those who receive more than the base rate of family tax benefit (Part A), and pay private rent above minimum thresholds. Rent assistance can be used for:

  • rent (other than for public housing or the state/territory owned and managed Indigenous housing); or
  • service and maintenance fees in a retirement village; or
  • lodging; or
  • fees paid to use a site for a caravan or other accommodation which is occupied as the principal home; or
  • fees paid to moor a vessel occupied as the principal home.

This metadata item is used in the calculation of housing affordability.

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Object class:Centrelink income unit
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An income unit is the base unit that is used to calculate a Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) entitlement amount. It consists of a person and:

(a) any other person treated as their current partner under the Social Security Act 1991

(b) any other person for whom either them, or their partner, receives Family Tax Benefit.

Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Origin:Help on this term

Census of Income Support Customers

Property attributes

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Property:Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount
Definition:Help on this termThe amount of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) funds which are entitled to be claimed.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Family and Community Services

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Centrelink income unit—Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005

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