220.127.116.11 Class of payments exempt from income management
Class of payment specified in instrument
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:
- do not have an activity tested SpB payment
- are 16 years of age or older, and
- are not the principal carer of a child under 6 years of age.
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 VWPR and therefore to be subject to income management under that measure.