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. Privacy considerations under income management

Privacy considerations

Privacy issues may arise when partners and/or other family members live in the same household. In principle, a person - including a nominee - has no right to information from Centrelink about the payment types or amounts that another household member is receiving, or how income managed funds are allocated or spent.

For practical reasons of allocating household expenses, families or households may choose to meet with Centrelink to discuss income management allocations, and this is acceptable, with the consent of all participants.

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