SS(Admin)Act section 123UGB allows for the Minister to specify a class of welfare payment recipients as exempt from income management.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123UGB Exempt welfare payment recipient-inclusion in specified class
Generally, SpB recipients will be exempt if they:
Groups of SpB recipients should be exempt if they do not have the same characteristics as other groups that are subject to category income management.
Note: A number of SpB recipients may require contact with a Centrelink social worker. An SpB recipient may be determined by the Centrelink social worker to be a vulnerable welfare payment recipient and therefore to be subject to income management under that measure.
Under the new model of income management CPS recipients meet the criteria that will subject them to the category form of new income management (disengaged youth and long-term unemployed).
Since 1 July 2009, CDEP has distinguished between 'new participants' and 'continuing participants'. Continuing participants are people who were CDEP participants on 30 June 2009. New participants commenced participation in CDEP after that date. Continuing participants, benefit from transitional rules described below.
All CPS recipients should be exempt from the Disengaged Youth and Long-term Welfare Payment Recipient Measures of income management.
As CPS is only available to grandfathered CDEP recipients, the exemption of CPS recipients will not affect CDEP participants who are income support participants and they will be subject to income management.
As CPS recipients are wage earners, time in receipt of CPS will not be included in calculations to determine qualification under the Disengaged Youth or Long-term Welfare Payment Recipient Measures.
Last reviewed: 2 August 2010