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. Qualified & unqualified portion of welfare payments - child protection

Qualified & unqualified portion under Child Protection measure

A person may be subject to enhanced income management under the Child Protection measure if, at the test time either the person or the person's partner is an eligible recipient of a category A welfare payment.

Category B welfare payments (which includes category A welfare payments) are income managed under the Child Protection measure:

  • instalments of category B welfare payments (other than instalments of ABSTUDY) are income managed at a rate of 70%, and
  • lump sums, instalments of ABSTUDY with PES or living allowance and relocation scholarship payments are income managed at a rate of 100%.

For a full list of category A and category B payments, see 12.2.2 Payment categories for enhanced income management.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123SLA Category B welfare payment to be split into qualified and unqualified portions

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