Income Management - enhanced service delivery (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient)

From 1 July 2013, the following people will be automatically included under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Income Management measure:

Description of the measure

  • people aged under 16 years granted Special Benefit
  • people aged 16 years and over granted the Unreasonable to Live at Home payment
  • people under the age of 25 who receive a Crisis Payment due to prison release.

Under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Income Management measure, part of the income support payment is allocated for priority items such as food, housing, clothing, utilities, education and medical care.

This measure will affect people in the following areas:

  • Northern Territory
  • Bankstown Local Government Area, New South Wales
  • Greater Shepparton Local Government Area, Victoria
  • Logan Local Government Area, Queensland
  • Rockhampton Local Government Area, Queensland
  • Playford Local Government Area, South Australia
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia
  • Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Laverton Shire, Western Australia.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

The Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Income Management measure will affect Vulnerable Welfare Payment recipients in the following locations:

  • Northern Territory
  • Bankstown Local Government Area, New South Wales
  • Greater Shepparton Local Government Area, Victoria
  • Logan Local Government Area, Queensland
  • Rockhampton Local Government Area, Queensland
  • Playford Local Government Area, South Australia
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia
  • Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Laverton Shire, Western Australia.

Am I eligible for this measure?

People will be notified by letter if they meet the criteria for Income Management.  

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 July 2013 and end by 30 June 2016. Income Management will end in the Northern Territory by 30 June 2014.

Page last updated: 9 March 2016

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