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. Payments to third party organisations under income management

Payments to third party organisations (TPOs)

The delegate may make payments to eligible TPOs on behalf of people from their income managed funds. This payment may be through existing deduction arrangements or, where these do not exist, the delegate may make payments to TPOs through other methods of payment, such as electronic transfers, cheques, credit card payments and vouchers.

Payments may also be made so that a person can pay for goods or services from TPOs, typically for large purchases, such as furniture, or from specialist stores or stores that cannot be approved for BasicsCard because their main business is not the sale of priority goods.

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