Trigger Payment (Cashless Debit Card Trial)


Trigger payment means a payment that will automatically activate (trigger) participation in the Cashless Debit Card Trial (8.7) for people who live in the trial area.

The trigger payments are:

  • a payment under the scheme known as ABSTUDY that includes an amount identified as living allowance,
  • austudy payment,
  • benefit PP (partnered),
  • BVA, so long as the recipient has not reached pension age,
  • carer payment,
  • disability support pension,
  • newstart allowance,
  • parenting allowance (other than non-benefit allowance),
  • partner allowance,
  • pension PP (single),
  • sickness allowance,
  • special benefit,
  • widow allowance,
  • widow B pension,
  • wife pension,
  • youth allowance.
Last reviewed: 8 February 2016