Income Management

A way to help you manage your money to meet essential household needs and expenses.

You need to know

How it works

Income Management helps you manage your payments for essentials like food, rent and bills.

Read more about how Income Management works

Referral by child protection authority

Your payments can be income managed if your local child protection authority refers you.

Read more about referral by a child protection authority

Referral by the Family Responsibilities Commission

Your payments can be income managed if the Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) in Queensland refers you.

Read more about a referral by the FRC for Income Management

Supporting People at Risk

Your payments can be income managed if an approved organisation refers you.

Read more about supporting people at risk

Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients

Your payments can be income managed if a social worker refers you or you’re a vulnerable young person.

Read more about vulnerable welfare payment recipients

Youth and long term payment recipients

Your payments may be income managed because you live in the Northern Territory and have been receiving a specific payment.

Read more about youth and long term payment recipients

Voluntary Income Management

You can volunteer for Income Management if you need help with managing your payments.

Read more about Income Management

Help to budget

If you want help to manage your money, we can refer you to a financial management program.

Read more about help to budget

Locations

New South Wales

Not everyone’s payment is income managed in New South Wales.

Read more about Income Management in New South Wales

Northern Territory

Not everyone’s payment is income managed in the Northern Territory.

Read more about Income Management in the Northern Territory

Queensland

Not everyone’s payment is income managed in Queensland.

Read more about Income Management in Queensland

South Australia

Not everyone’s payment is income managed in South Australia.

Read more about Income Management in South Australia

Victoria

Not everyone’s payment is income managed in Victoria.

Read more about Income Management in Victoria

Western Australia

Not everyone’s payment is income managed in Western Australia.

Read more about Income Management in Western Australia

Managing your payment

Access your income managed money

You can access your income managed money in many ways.

Read more about how to access your income managed money

Access your money while travelling

You can use your BasicsCard to access your income managed money when you travel.

Read more about accessing your money while travelling

Self service for Income Management and BasicsCard

Self service is a fast and easy way to manage your money.

Read more about self service for Income Management and BasicsCard

Resources

Payment and Service Finder

Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently get from us.

Start using Payment and Service Finder

Manage your money

 

We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.

Read about how to manage your money.

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Page last updated: 12 October 2017