31 May 2019   

3 min read
Centrelink Rental Assistance scheme offers welcome financial aid for eligible residents.

Serviced Apartments offer a lifestyle unlike any other. With the help of Centrelink Rental Assistance, living within our villages can become an affordable option for more residents than ever before.


Roma Ewert was delighted to discover she was eligible for financial assistance with the rent of her Serviced Apartment in Donvale Village, Victoria.

Before her granddaughter suggested calling Centrelink, Roma was one of the many seniors who were unaware they were entitled to receive additional government benefits.


After a phone call to Centrelink, Roma's fortnightly payment was quickly approved. She now receives assistance in paying her monthly village service levies.

"I just had to show Centrelink how much I paid for my unit, provide them a copy of my bank statement and how much I was paying for the monthly village levies," Roma says. "I had no hassles whatsoever."


Now, with the additional support, Roma has been able to live a more comfortable lifestyle in Donvale Village, without any unnecessary financial stress.


Stockland takes pride in creating affordable lifestyles for our residents, and have a number of Serviced Apartments that can be purchased for less than the threshold price to benefit from this scheme. If, like Roma, you live in a Serviced Apartment or a small unit (typically studio/bedsit), consider checking your eligibility with Centrelink through the new direct Seniors hotline on 132 300.


To learn about serviced apartments available at Bellevue Gardens Retirement Village, call us on 1800 72 71 70.

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