Customers should complete a Rent Subsidy Application Form and provide supporting documentation..

Each Customer is responsible for collecting the income details of household members and providing these details to Hume Housing so that their rent can be assessed

Customers must declare all assessable income and provide proof of the amount received by their spouse/partner and each other member of their household aged 18 years and over.

Examples of acceptable documents to demonstrate proof of income are listed below. Hume may request further documentation or evidence to support the proof of income requirements.

Proof of income documents must be original and must not be more than one month old on the date they are submitted. 

Customers who fail to supply income details by the due date for return of the required information will not be eligible for a rent subsidy and they will be required to pay the maximum rent.

Proof of Income Documents

Benefits and allowances paid by Centrelink 

An income statement from Centrelink

As provided through the Centrelink Income Confirmation Scheme (ICS) 


Benefits and allowances paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA)

A General Statement of Pension and a Statement of Income and Assets from DVA


Child Support or Maintenance:

Documents from Centrelink or Child Support Agency about the amount and frequency of payments made or received,

As provided through the Centrelink Income Confirmation Scheme (ICS) 


Income from bank accounts and investments, trust accounts, and other financial assets

A letter from your bank or investment organisation about investment or savings providing details of the amounts 

As provided through the Centrelink Income Confirmation Scheme (ICS) 


Overseas Pension

A letter or statement from an overseas government detailing the amount and frequency received. The document must be translated into English.

As provided through the Centrelink Income Confirmation Scheme (ICS) 


Self-Employed

A profit and loss statement completed by an accountant within the last six months, or

An income taxation return for the most recent financial year

Note: a tax assessment Notice is not acceptable


Superannuation

A letter or statement from the superannuation fund including the payment amount, type, and the payment period start and end dates


Wages/Salary

Payslips or a letter or statement from the employer detailing gross wage, applicable tax, deductions, pay period, and payee details for salary or wages for previous 12 weeks


WorkCover

A letter or statement from WorkCover or insurance provider detailing the amount and frequency received


Rent Subsidy Application Form and Factsheet

Please find attached a rent subsidy application form and a factsheet.