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. 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.

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