How much are the SRSS payments?
For people seeking asylum in the community, the payments are 89% of Newstart or Youth Allowance. Families may also get a Family Tax Benefit, and those in rented housing may get rental assistance (at 89% of the normal rate). The amount varies depending on the circumstances of the individual.
These tables show what 89% of the current Newstart payment and 89% of the current rental assistance payment looks like. The rates are per fortnight.
Newstart and SRSS payments
|Recipient Status||Children||Age||Per fortnight||SRSS payment rate|
|Single||no children||22 or over||545.8||485.762|
|Single||no children||60 or over after 9 months||590.4||525.456|
|Single principal carer with activity test exemption EITHER: because of caring for large family or foster children, OR who is a home or distance educator of child/ren in their care.||with children||-||762.4||678.536|
|Partnered - illness separated couple (1.1.I.04), respite care couple (1.1.R.240), or partner in gaol (1.1.P.85)||590.4||525.456|
|Recipient Status||Rent Threshold||Minimum Rent for Maximum RA||Maximum Rate (per fortnight)||Maximum SRSS rates per fortnight|
|Single, no children||120.2||299.93||134.8||119.972|
|Single, no children, sharer||120.2||240.02||89.87||79.9843|
|Partnered, no children (combined rate)||194.6||363.93||127||113.03|
|Member of a couple, no children - illness separated couple (1.1.I.04), respite care couple (1.1.R.240), or partner imprisoned (1.1.P.85)||120.2||299.93||134.8||119.972|
|Member of a couple temporarily separated, no children||120.2||289.53||127||113.03|