From 1 January 2022, DFISA and the Disability Income Rent Test were removed.  The information below is for historical purposes only.

For [glossary:DFISA:674] purposes, if the person was entitled to rent assistance, the [glossary:adjusted DP:178] was used to calculate a rent assistance reduction amount in order to determine the notional rent assistance rate. Calculation of the rent assistance reduction amount used the same [glossary:taper rates:312] and [glossary:income free area:147] as applied to the person's income support payment.

Note: This step was only for DFISA calculation purposes and did not affect the person's actual payment of rent assistance. The notional rent assistance calculation was similar to the former [glossary:disability income rent test:494] used to calculate rent assistance for service pensioners, income support supplement and veteran payment recipients.