Mar 2020

Income supplements and CEHL rent assessments

CEHL would like to reassure households in the Program, that the supplementary payments recently announced by Services Australia (Centrelink) in response to Coronavirus will NOT be included in your rent assessment.

Households are not required to request a rent re-assessment if you receive these supplementary payments.  

If you haven't already lodged your Household Information Form for this year

Government payments
What it is and impact on rent assessment
Coronavirus supplement$550 fortnightly payment
Will NOT be assessed as household income
Economic Support payment$750 one off payment
Will NOT be assessed as household income
Crisis paymentAny Crisis payment where people are required to self-isolate.
Will NOT be assessed as household income

Need more help?

Contact the Finance Team or call 1800 353 669 to leave a message and a member from the Finance Team will return your call.

If you need support during this time, contact CEHL referral to support service that can help with a range of services, call 0400 409 655 or