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. Reasons for exit from the Child Protection Measure

Reasons for exit

There are 6 main circumstances in which a person may cease to be subject to income management under the Child Protection Measure. These may occur when:

  • the period of income management specified in the original notice ends
  • the relevant child protection worker revokes the notice to apply income management
  • the person's category H ( welfare payment (and/or partner's payment, if applicable) has been cancelled
  • the person becomes subject to the Cape York Welfare Reform Measure
  • an excluded payment nominee is appointed in relation to the person, or the person's existing payment nominee becomes an excluded payment nominee, or
  • the person has died.
    • Note: Any income management balance remaining would be paid to the person's estate as a lump sum, regardless of the amount remaining (

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123TC-'category H welfare payment', section 123TC-'excluded Part 3B payment nominee'

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