8.7.4.10 People Automatically Made Participants in the Cashless Debit Card Trial

Ceduna, East Kimberley & Goldfields

Everyone in the Ceduna (8.7.3.10), East Kimberley (8.7.3.20) and Goldfields (8.7.3.30) trial areas (8.7.3) who receives a trigger payment (8.7.2.30) automatically becomes a participant in the Cashless Debit Card Trial. In addition to their trigger payments, a number of other income support payments are also deemed 'restrictable payments' (8.7.2.10).

At the date these areas were declared trial areas, a person is a trial participant if:

  • they receive a trigger payment (a particular income support payment), and
  • their usual place of residence is within a particular trial area,

unless they have an exemption (8.7.4.15).

Participants remain on the trial for the duration of the trial.

If a person moves into the trial area, after the trial has started, and they receive a trigger payment, then they will become a trial participant.

If a person moves away from the trial area, they remain on the trial for the duration of the trial.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 124PG Trial participants-Ceduna area, section 124PGA Trial participants-East Kimberley area, section 124PGB Trial participants-Goldfields area

Bundaberg & Hervey Bay

At the date this area was declared a trial area, people who are aged under 36 years, live in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay trial area (8.7.3.40) and receive a trigger payment (8.7.2.30) automatically become participants in the Cashless Debit Card Trial, unless they have an exemption (8.7.4.15).

Participants remain on the trial for the duration of the trial, or until they turn 36 years of age.

If a person moves into the trial area, after the trial has started, and they receive a trigger payment, then they will become a trial participant.

If a person moves away from the trial area, they remain on the trial for the duration of the trial.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 124PGC Trial participants-Bundaberg and Hervey Bay area

Last reviewed: 4 February 2019