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. Meeting priority needs through expense payment

Expense payments

A person may be assisted to make a direct payment to a third party where they have an amount owing to the third party. It is also possible for a person to arrange for weekly or fortnightly deductions to be made.

Example: Dylan is buying a car from his aunt through a private arrangement. A direct payment can be made to his aunt from his income managed funds. He can also arrange for instalments of the price of the car to be paid to his aunt regularly, for example, every week or fortnight, by way of a direct payment from his income management account.

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