Many people experience tough times, and some need a bit of extra help at certain points in their life to get back on their feet.
Income management is one way to help people manage and get control of their lives by directing funds to their priority needs.
Income management is currently operating in different forms across Australia (click on your area in the map below):
- Perth and the Kimberley, Western Australia
- Ngaanyatjarra Lands (Ng Lands) and Laverton, Western Australia
- Northern Territory
- Bankstown, New South Wales
- Rockhampton and Logan, Queensland
- Greater Shepparton, Victoria
- Playford, South Australia
- Cape York, Queensland
- Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia
What is income management?
Income management is a budgeting tool that can help people pay for essentials like food, rent, clothing, health care, utility bills and school expenses, for the benefit of themselves and their children.
Income management directs part of a person’s income support and family assistance payments towards essential items. Income managed funds cannot be spent on alcohol, tobacco, pornographic material and gambling products.
When combined with other support services such as financial counselling, money management education and/or health and wellbeing services, income management can be an effective, short-term way of building someone’s confidence in meeting their family’s most important needs.
Find out more:
- Aims of income management
- How does income management work?
- What happens when a person starts income management?
- Incentives for participating in income management
- Myths and facts about income management
- Income management experiences – case studies
- Review and appeal rights
- Evaluation of income management
- Using income managed funds
- How businesses receive income managed funds
- Income management fact sheets
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