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.

11.1.5 Actions taken to meet priority needs under income management


SS(Admin)Act Part 3B Division 6 allows for priority needs to be met in a number of ways. It is expected that most income managed funds will be allocated to a person's BasicsCard or paid directly to providers of services, e.g. landlords or utilities providers.

The topics listed below detail the actions that the delegate may take under the SS(Admin)Act Part 3 Division 6 to meet the priority needs of a person, or of the person's partner, children or other dependants. Also included are the criteria that must be satisfied before such an action can be taken.

Note: Not all of these methods may currently be available to the delegate and, in some cases (such as the issue of store cards), the methods should only be considered if the person has declined the use of a BasicsCard, the BasicsCard is temporarily unavailable, or the BasicsCard is an unsuitable payment mechanism for the person.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act Part 3B Division 6 Debits from income management accounts

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