A person may be 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. For a full list of category H payments, see 22.214.171.124 Trigger Payments for Income Management.
Welfare payments are income managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure at the following rate:
Note: Crisis Payments are not subject to income management.
SS(Admin)Act section 123TK provides that a person is an 'eligible recipient' of a relevant welfare payment beginning on the start day for the payment and ending when the payment is cancelled. This means that even if the trigger welfare payment is suspended or reduced to a 'zero rate' for a period, the person is an eligible recipient during that period.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123TK Eligible recipient
Last reviewed: 10 August 2012