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. Record of expenditure under income management

Payment nominees - record of expenditure

A Part 3B payment nominee, appointed under SS(Admin)Act section 123B or FA(Admin)Act section 219TB, should keep a record of the person's expenditure for any review of the nominee arrangement.

This requirement continues under income management for funds that the payment nominee receives and disburses on behalf of the principal. There is, however, no need for the payment nominee to maintain records for funds that are disbursed directly to a third party from the income management account.

Example: Felix is a payment nominee for another person. Felix may be required to show receipts for any purchases he makes using the BasicsCard. Felix does not need to have receipts for rent or utility payments made directly to the relevant provider.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123B Appointment of payment nominee

FA(Admin)Act section 219TB Appointment of payment nominee

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