Supplementary Welfare Allowance - Will I Qualify


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Rent Supplement

Is a payment to assist with reasonable accommodation costs for private rented accommodation.

You will not normally receive a Rent Supplement if:

  • Your rent is above set limits (your CWO will advise you of these limits)
  • You do not comply with a request to apply to a Housing Authority for accommodation
  • You are not assessed as having a housing need
  • You have been evicted or excluded from Housing Authority accommodation
  • You do not reside continuously in the rented accommodation.

To apply for a Rent Supplement you will need to complete form SWA RS1

Mortgage Interest Supplement

Is a payment to assist with the interest element of your mortgage repayments in respect of your sole/main residence.

You will not normally receive a Mortgage Interest Supplement if:

  • You entered into the loan agreement when you were not in a position to meet the repayments
  • Your loan is not with a registered financial institution

To apply for a Mortgage Interest Supplement you will need to complete form SWA MIS1 and provide a copy of the original loan application.

Last modified:31/08/2012
 

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