Rural Rental Subsidy
Rental Reimbursement: Rural Accommodation Rental SubsidyThe Rural Accommodation Rental Subsidy is paid to the individual who holds a lease for a rental property, i.e. the “leaseholder, on monthly submission of rental receipts and a Reimbursement of Expenses Claim Form (link to form) in accordance with the rental subsidies outlined below. The two options are:
The Training Practice as the LeaseholderIf you choose to stay in the accommodation provided by your training practice as part of your rural placement your practice is the leaseholder. The practice will submit rental receipts to WAGPET and receive reimbursement to the maximum amount in the schedule below. As a GP registrar, you are required to pay up to $100/week for your accommodation (this can be higher in some areas). This is normally taken out of your salary on a fortnightly basis. Remember to discuss this with your practice when negotiating your placement and before signing your employment contract.
GP Registrar as the Leaseholder
You can choose to organise your own rental accommodation and if so, you would become the leaseholder. WAGPET will reimburse you the maximum amount in the schedule below on monthly submission of your rental receipts attached to a completed Reimbursement of Expenses Claim Form. You are required to pay the first $100/week for your accommodation.
As at 2011, the rental subsidies are:
|Location||Maximum Subsidy Available|
Table 2 - Regional rental subsidies to include smaller towns not mentioned specifically.
|Wheatbelt||Depending on location|
If you are unsure if your circumstances entitle you to a reimbursement, please don’t hesitate to contact the Training Team.
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