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. Money not subject to restrictions under income management

Discretionary funds

There are no restrictions on how a person may spend the proportion of their income support or family payments that is not income managed (discretionary funds). Similarly, there are no restrictions on how unrestricted direct payments may be spent.

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