Income Management—referred by the Northern Territory Alcohol and Other Drugs Tribunal
Why your payments are being income managed
Your payments may be income managed because you have been referred to us by the Northern Territory Alcohol and Other Drugs Tribunal (the tribunal). This is because the tribunal believes that Income Management can help you and your family.
How this affects your payments
Seventy percent (70%) of your payments and one hundred percent (100%) of any advance and lump sum payments you receive will be income managed. The rest of your payments will be paid to you in the usual way. Your income managed money can be used to pay for essentials such as rent, bills, food and other things that you and your family need.
How long payments will be income managed for
The tribunal may refer you for Income Management for a period of three to 12 months. At the end of this period, the tribunal will assess your progress and may decide to keep you on Income Management for another three to 12 months.
If you do not want to be income managed
If you are not happy with the tribunal’s decision to refer you to Centrelink for Income Management, you must contact the tribunal for information on how to appeal.