Rent Assistance payment form for those on the Cashless Welfare Card

Sandra Legro made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

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From: Sandra Legro

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Dear Department of Human Services,

I would like to request information regarding the method of payment for people receiving rent assistance who are subjected to the cashless welfare card.

To be clear, as I have been unable to find it listed as a restrict-able payment within the allowing legislation and instruments, is this payment paid into a recipients chosen bank account and not included as any portion of the 80/20 split or is it paid as part of the 20% of unrestricted payment or is it paid as part of the 80% restricted payment.

Please provide the procedure or guidelines used when assessing how rent assistance is paid to those who are subjected to the cashless welfare card, if rent assistance does form part of the 80/20 split please also provide evidence of rent assistance being included as a restrict-able payment within the allowing legislation or instrument.

Yours faithfully,
Sandra Legro

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Dear Ms Legro

 

I refer to your correspondence received by the Department of Human
Services on 28 December 2017, requesting the following under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982:

 

‘I would like to request information regarding the method of payment for
people receiving rent assistance who are subjected to the cashless welfare
card.

To be clear, as I have been unable to find it listed as a restrict-able
payment within the allowing legislation and instruments, is this payment
paid into a recipients chosen bank account and not included as any portion
of the 80/20 split or is it paid as part of the 20% of unrestricted
payment or is it paid as part of the 80% restricted payment.

Please provide the procedure or guidelines used when assessing how rent
assistance is paid to those who are subjected to the cashless welfare
card, if rent assistance does form part of the 80/20 split please also
provide evidence of rent assistance being included as a restrict-able
payment within the allowing legislation or instrument.’

 

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