11.1.1.50 Trigger payments for income management

Trigger payments

Under the VWPR and VIM Measures of income management, a person must be receiving a category H payment to be assessed as eligible for income management. Under the Child Protection Measure and the SPAR Measure, a person or their partner must be receiving a category H payment to be assessed as eligible for income management.

Under the Disengaged Youth and Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients Measures, a person must be receiving a category E payment to be assessed as eligible for income management.

Under the Cape York Welfare Reform, a person or their partner must be receiving a category P or category R payment to be assessed as eligible for income management. For more information on trigger payments under the Cape York Welfare Reform, see 11.2.3.

Category E payments

Below is a list of category E payments under the SSAct:

  • youth allowance
  • newstart allowance
  • special benefit
  • parenting payment (single), and
  • parenting payment (partnered).

Category H payments

Below is a list of category H payments under the SSAct:

  • social security benefit
    • widow allowance
    • youth allowance
    • austudy payment
    • newstart allowance
    • sickness allowance
    • special benefit
    • partner allowance
    • a mature age allowance under Part 2.12B
    • parenting payment (partnered)
    • parenting allowance (other than non-benefit allowance)
  • social security pension
    • age pension
    • disability support pension
    • wife pension
    • carer payment
    • parenting payment (single)
    • bereavement allowance
    • widow B pension
    • disability wage supplement
    • mature age partner allowance
    • special needs pension
  • a payment under the ABSTUDY scheme that includes an amount as identified as living allowance
  • service pension
    • age service pension under Part III of the VEA
    • invalidity service pension under Part III of the VEA
    • partner service pension under Part III of the VEA
    • carer service pension under Part III of the VEA
  • income support supplement
  • defence force income support allowance.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123TC-'category E welfare payment', section 123TC-'category H welfare payment'
Last reviewed: 11 November 2019