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Hardship Assistance - June 2017 quarter

Five-year trend

In the June 2017 quarter, Special Needs Grants (SNG), Advances (ADV) and Recoverable Assistance Payments (RAP) numbers were higher compared to the June 2012 quarter (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Quarterly hardship assistance numbers, June 2012 to June 2017

Quarterly hardship assistance numbers, June 2012 to June 2017

There was a similar pattern for the amount of hardship assistance payments (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Amount of quarterly hardship assistance payments, June 2012 to June 2017

Quarterly hardship assistance payments, June 2012 to June 2017

Over the last five years, food has consistently remained the main reason for needing hardship assistance (Figure 3).

Figure 3: Selected quarterly hardship assistance reasons, June 2012 to June 2017

Quarterly hardship assistance reasons, June 2012 to June 2017

Note 1: Accommodation related reasons include accommodation, bond/tenancies and rent arrears. Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants are not included in this category.

Annual comparison

Jun-16 quarter

Jun-17 quarter

Annual change

Total Special Needs Grants (SNG)

Number

122,478 159,032 29.8 percent increase

Amount

$16,747,706 $32,541,438 94.3 percent increase
Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants (EH SNG)

Number

NA 11,446 NA

Amount

NA $12,609,686 NA
Total Advances (ADV)

Number

86,794 96,143 10.8 percent increase

Amount

$36,866,403 $39,722,880 7.7 percent increase
Total Recoverable Assistance Payments (RAP)

Number

10,141 12,199 20.3 percent increase
Amount $4,670,054 $5,668,921 21.4 percent increase

Note 1: Special Needs Grants and Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants are a count of grants, not a count of clients. A client may have more than one grant in the period.

Note 2: The Emergency Housing Special Needs Grant was implemented from 1 July 2016 and was able to be reported separately from the December 2016 quarter. Therefore no annual comparison is currently available.

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Hardship Assistance - June 2017 quarter

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