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Centrelink income unit—Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCommonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) amount
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270141
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The weekly amount of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) the income unit is entitled to receive in the fortnight prior to data extraction.

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Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Centrelink income unit—Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount
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.
Context:Help on this term

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.

Object class:Help on this termCentrelink income unit
Property:Help on this termCommonwealth Rent Assistance amount

Source and reference attributes

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

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270684
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/11/2007
Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018
Definition:Help on this termTotal number of Australian dollars and cents.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termCurrency
Format:Help on this termN[NNNNN].NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term8
Unit of measure:Help on this termAustralian currency (AU$)
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term2

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This value domain must be expressed to two decimal places. Where there is a dollar value and no cent value, the cents must be expressed as .00 (e.g. 100.00).

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

If a customer and partner are illness separated and they are entitled to CRA, they may each be paid the single rate of CRA. Therefore, some couples could be receiving up to double the single maximum rate of CRA.

Comments:Help on this term

The rate payable varies with the type of income unit (defined by conjugal status, sharing arrangements and number of dependent children) and amount of rent paid.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services

Origin:Help on this term

FaCS 2003. Unpublished. Draft performance indicators for Commonwealth Rent Assistance. Housing Assistance Act 1996 annual report 1999-2000

Relational attributes

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See also Centrelink income unit—Centrelink income unit type, code N Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

Supersedes Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) income unit type, version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.1 KB)

See also Household—Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Tenancy/vacancy cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Tenancy/vacancy cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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