Treatment of arrears under income management

Arrears of FTB payments

Lump sum payments of arrears of FTB will be subject to 100% income management.

Arrears of social security payments

Lump sum arrears of social security payments will be subject to 100% income management. However, where a person who is on income management is in receipt of arrears, the delegate may decide to grant them an unrestricted direct payment ( from their income managed funds equal to the normal amount of discretionary funds they would have received for their last fortnightly payment. This is to ensure a person in receipt of arrears has access to their regular fortnightly amount of discretionary funds.

Last reviewed: 11 November 2019