Income Management - one year extension and expansion to Ceduna, South Australia

Income Management is a way to help customers manage their money to meet essential household needs and expenses.

This measure started on 1 July 2014.

Description of the measure

Income Management is a way to help customers manage their money to meet essential household needs and expenses. Under Income Management, part of a person’s income support payment is allocated for priority items such as food, housing, clothing, utilities, education and medical care.

Income Management will continue until 30 June 2015 in:

  • the Northern Territory
  • Perth, Peel District, Kimberley areas, Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Laverton Shire (including Kiwirrkurra) in Western Australia
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyathatjara Lands in South Australia.

Income Management will be rolled out from 1 July 2014 until 30 June 2015 in:

  • South Australia to the Ceduna Local Government Area, and
  • locations surrounding Ceduna, including: Oak Valley, Yalata, Scotdesco, Bookabie, Penong, Fowlers Bay, Coorabie, Nundroo, Nullarbor.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

People who live in:

  • the Northern Territory
  • Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Laverton Shire (including Kiwirrkurra) in Western Australia
  • Perth, Peel District and Kimberley areas of Western Australia
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyathatjara Lands and Ceduna in South Australia.

Income Management in Cape York, Bankstown, Logan, Playford, Rockhampton and Livingstone and Shepparton is not affected by this announcement.

Am I eligible for this measure?

People who live in the Northern Territory can:

  • volunteer for Income Management
  • be placed on the Child Protection measure of Income Management by a Child Protection Worker
  • be placed on the Supporting People at Risk measure of Income Management by the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Tribunal
  • be placed on the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient measure of Income Management by a Department of Human Services Social Worker
  • be automatically included under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient measure of Income Management
  • be automatically included under the Long Term Welfare Payment Recipient or Disengaged Youth measure of Income Management.

People who live in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Laverton Shire (including Kiwirrkurra) in Western Australia or Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyathatjara Lands and the Ceduna region in South Australia can:

  • volunteer for Income Management
  • be placed on the Child Protection measure of Income Management by a Child Protection Worker
  • be placed on the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient measure of Income Management by a Department of Human Services Social Worker
  • be automatically included under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient measure of Income Management.

People who live in the Perth, Peel District and Kimberley areas of Western Australia can:

  • volunteer for Income Management
  • be placed on the Child Protection measure of Income Management by a Child Protection Worker.

When will this measure start and finish?

Income Management will continue until 30 June 2015 in:

  • the Northern Territory
  • Perth, Peel District, Kimberley areas, Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Laverton Shire (including Kiwirrkurra) in Western Australia
  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyathatjara Lands in South Australia.

Income Management will be rolled out from 1 July 2014 until 30 June 2015 in:

  • South Australia to the Ceduna Local Government Area, and
  • locations surrounding Ceduna, including: Oak Valley, Yalata, Scotdesco, Bookabie, Penong, Fowlers Bay, Coorabie, Nundroo, Nullarbor.

Page last updated: 20 May 2016

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