The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Disbursement of residual income managed funds against an existing debt

Disbursement of residual funds against an existing debt

If a person owes an amount to the Commonwealth, the delegate may offset the whole or part of the balance of the person's income management account against the whole or part of the debt amount.

Note: The action can only be taken with the agreement of the person, and, particularly with large amounts, should be undertaken with care and regard for the person's priority needs.

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