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 Disengaged Youth measure

Reasons for exit

There are 6 main circumstances in which a person may cease to be subject to income management under the Disengaged Youth measure. These may occur when:

  • the delegate grants an exemption to the person
  • the person's category E welfare payment has been cancelled
  • the person becomes subject to the Cape York, Child Protection, School Enrolment, School Attendance, or VWPR measures
  • an excluded payment nominee is appointed in relation to the person, or the person's existing payment nominee becomes an excluded payment nominee
  • the person's usual place of residence is no longer in a declared income management area and 13 weeks has passed since they left the declared income management area, 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.

Note: When a person moves immediately from the Disengaged Youth measure to the Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients measure, they are not considered to have exited income management.

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

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