Eligibility limits are set by the State Government and updated every six months. Below is a summary, for complete details read the Guide to Program Eligibility
If your household income is within the amounts listed in the table, you are eligible to apply for the co-operative program.
|Household Size||Weekly Income||Asset Limit|
|Single person||up to $1,059||$34,656|
|Two person||up to $1,621||$34,656|
|Three+ people||up to $2,186||$34,656|
To estimate your income use the gross amount, that is the amount you receive before tax or other deductions. Include income of all people living in your household such as:
- Wages including regular allowances such as shift payments in your wages
- Centrelink payments
- Veterans’ Affairs payments
- any income you receive from superannuation or investments
The assets used to assess your eligibility for housing include:
- money in your bank account
- mobile homes and a business/es you may own
NOTE: Superannuation funds are not included unless you are drawing an income from your fund.
Your are not eligible if you own or part-own a house, flat or unit unless you cannot live in or sell the property (there are a range of reasons why this may be the case), please check with CEHL if this situation applies to you.
- The standard bedroom eligibility is based on one bedroom for each person in the household.
- A household may request fewer bedrooms then the number of people in the household, provided there are no more then two people sharing a bedroom. For example:
- A couple who wish to live in a single bedroom property.
- A household that wishes to have children sharing a room.
- Where separated parents share custody of children, a child must spend at least 21% of their time with a parent to be entitled to a bedroom under both CEHL guidelines (21% is usually taken as every second weekend and half school holidays).
- You may be required to provide Centrelink or Family Court documentation as proof of custody at the time of your interview.