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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) amount
METeOR identifier:270141
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:

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

Data Element Concept:Centrelink income unit—Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Currency
Format:N[NNNNN].NN
Maximum character length:8
Unit of measure:Australian currency (AU$)
Unit of measure precision:2

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

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:

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:

Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services

Origin:

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 Unpublished.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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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Supersedes Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) income unit type, version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.1 KB)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

Tenancy/vacancy cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Tenancy/vacancy cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +