7.2.5 Suitable own home
Example for Item 7: an elderly parent
Non-example: A member has a spouse, a 12 year old son and a six year old daughter. The member has a resident child carer. The member owns a three bedroom home in the posting location. The resident child carer is not considered as a factor when deciding whether a member's own home is suitable. The member's three- bedroom own home is considered suitable for the purpose of assessing eligibility for housing assistance.
Example: A member has six teenage children and a seven bedroom eligibility. They are posted to a very small town. There are no homes with seven bedrooms for rent or sale in the town. The only available Service residences have four bedrooms. The member buys a six-bedroom home. Two of the children share a room. The member would not be eligible for housing assistance at that location.