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11.2.3 Conditions that result in an individual being subject to income management under the Cape York initiative


An individual is subject to income management under the Cape York initiative, SS(Admin)Act section 123UF if:

  • the individual, or the individual's partner, is an eligible recipient of either a category P ( or category R ( welfare payment, and
  • the Family Responsibilities Commission has given a valid notice to the delegate requiring that the individual be subject to the income management regime, and
  • the notice has not ended or been revoked or withdrawn, and
  • if the individual has a payment nominee, the payment nominee is not a Part 3B excluded payment nominee.

A person will also be subject to income management under the Cape York initiative if they have a payment nominee who is subject to the Cape York initiative, and the person is not subject to an income management measure in their own right. The principal does not have to meet any of the eligibility criteria to be income managed under this measure other than to have a current payment nominee who is being income managed under the Cape York initiative. If the person was on VIM prior to their nominee being placed on the Cape York Measure, the person can remain on VIM.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123UF Persons subject to the income management regime-Queensland Commission

Policy reference: SS Guide Excluded Part 3B payment nominees under income management

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