Income Management

Income management is a budgeting tool to help people to meet ongoing needs for themselves and their family.  Income management works by directing a proportion of certain income support and family assistance payments to ensure that they are spent on priority items such as housing, clothing and utilities. Income managed funds cannot be spent on alcohol, tobacco or gambling.

Jacaranda Community centre takes referrals directly from Human Services (Centrelink) via a portal.   Our catchment area is expanded if a client is referred to us via this program. Existing clients can also be reffered to Human Services.

There is two types of Income management: Voluntary Income management (VIM) and Compulsary Income Management (CIM).  In cases of Compulsary Income Management welfare of children has been assessed at being at risk.