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Print this page Print this page Who is Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure


A person is subject to income management under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure if:

  • at the test time, the person is an eligible recipient of a category H welfare payment,
  • the person's usual place of residence is within a specified income management state or territory under SS(Admin)Act section 123UCA(3),
  • the person is determined to be a vulnerable welfare payment recipient, in accordance with SS(Admin)Act section 123UGA (see 11.4.2),
  • if the person has a payment nominee, the nominee is not an excluded payment nominee, and
  • the person is not subject to income management under the Cape York, Supporting People at Risk or Child Protection Measures.


All of the Northern Territory, together with Playford and the APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Lands (as defined by the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA)) in South Australia, Bankstown in NSW, Rockhampton, Livingstone and Logan in Queensland, Greater Shepparton in Victoria and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands (the shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and the community of Kiwirrkurra, in the shire of East Pilbara) and Laverton shire in Western Australia, are specified income management areas for the purpose of the vulnerable measure of income management.


Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123UGA Vulnerable welfare payment recipients


Last reviewed: 10 February 2014


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