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 - vulnerable welfare payment recipient

Qualified & unqualified portion

A person may be subject to enhanced income management under the VWPR measure if, at the test time, the person is an eligible recipient of a relevant payment (12.2.2).

Welfare payments are income managed under the VWPR measure at the following rate:

  • instalments of relevant payments are income managed at a rate of 50%, and
  • lump sums, advance payments, arrears and relocation scholarship payments are income managed at a rate of 100%.

Note: CrPs are not subject to enhanced income management.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123SLJ Relevant payment to be split into qualified and unqualified portions

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