SS(Admin)Act subsection 123UM(4) provides that, in deciding whether to enter into a VIM agreement with a person, the delegate must consider whether it is feasible to take action under the SS(Admin)Act, Part 3B Division 6 to meet the priority needs of the person, if the person were subject to income management. The delegate must also consider any other relevant matters. This discretion allows the delegate to refuse to enter into a VIM agreement if, amongst other things, there is:
The delegate will document the reasons for refusal to enter into an agreement and provide this to the person in writing. This is a reviewable decision.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123UM(4) In deciding whether to enter into a voluntary income management...
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013