SDA Rent Calculator
The SDA Price Guide allows for maximum rental payments of 25% of Disability Support Pension (DSP), 25% of Pension Supplement and 100% of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA)
At Summer Housing, we believe in charging reasonable rent based on individual circumstances. We understand that not all of our tenants are eligible for the maximum DSP and pension rates. So our tenants don’t experience rental stress, we will charge based on an individual’s income (to a cap of the maximum basic rate for a person who is not under 21 and is not a member of a couple).
To simplify this, we have developed the SDA Rent Calculator to provide you with an estimate of your Reasonable Rent Contribution (RRC).
This calculator is based on a single occupancy rate.
Your rent is calculated at:
- 25% of your fortnightly income*, plus
- 25% of any pension supplement received, plus
- 100% of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA)#
* Where your income is greater than the Disability Support Pension’s maximum basic rate for a person who is not under 21 and is not a member of a couple, as per Centrelink payment rates, the maximum basic rate is applied.
# You will need to review whether you are eligible for CRA. These rates are based on a minimum fortnightly rent of $124.60 as per Services Australia’s Rent Assistance.
The payment rates are updated on 20 March and 20 September every year.