How this affects your payments
If you choose to volunteer for Income Management, 50 per cent of your payments and 100 per cent 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, and food that you or your family need.
How long your payments will be income-managed for
If you choose to have your payments income-managed, you have to stay on Income Management for a minimum of 13 weeks. After the first 13 weeks, you can choose how long you want your payments to be income-managed for. When you decide that you can pay for your expenses yourself without Income Management, you need to visit us to cancel your Voluntary Income Management agreement.
How to volunteer for Income Management
You will need to talk to us to see whether your payments can be income managed. If you are eligible, you will need to visit us in order to sign up.
Voluntary Income Management Incentive Payment
You can get a payment of $250 for every 26 continuous weeks for which you volunteer for Income Management.
You do not need to apply for this payment, as it is automatically paid to you. All of this incentive payment will be income-managed.