What is wrong with the cashless debit card?
Critics have long argued the card was ineffective at reducing social harm, stigmatised people on welfare, caused practical difficulties including locking low-income people out of the cash economy, and that the millions spent on the scheme would be better spent on other social programs.
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How do I check my Indue balance?
How can I check my account balance? 5. Call the Indue Customer Service Centre on 1800 710 265. There are no fees charged for any methods of balance checking.
How do I activate my Indue card?
To activate your EPlus Card, enter your card number and verification code below. What’s my verification code? Turn your EPlus Card over. On the back there is a series of numbers.
Who benefits from the cashless debit card?
The Cashless Debit Card works just like a regular bank card however cannot be used to purchase alcohol, drugs or gambling products. Cardholders receive 80 per cent of their welfare benefits as a credit on the card.
What was the government trying to achieve by the Cashless Debit Card?
Both Income Management and the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) set aside a proportion of a welfare recipients’ income support payments and attempt to stop recipients from spending it on restricted goods such as alcohol. This is intended to make more money available for spending on essential goods.
Can I buy smokes with the Indue card?
The CDC or Indue card is designed to replace the Basics card in the NT, a form of equally controversial income quarantining that has been in place for 12 years. Aboriginal people living in “prescribed communities” are not allowed to use their Basics card at places that sell alcohol, cigarettes and pornography.
How does the Cashless Welfare Card work?
What is the cashless debit card and who does it apply to? The cashless debit card (also known as the ‘cashless welfare card’) forces income support recipients to have 80 per cent of their payments quarantined to a debit card that cannot be used for gambling or to purchase alcohol, or to withdraw cash.
How does the cashless welfare card work?
Can you buy smokes with Cashless Debit Card?
People on the cashless debit card (CDC) are still able to gamble and buy alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and pornography because a potential loophole in the system allows them to use credit cards without detection while they are on income management.
Is the Cashless Debit Card ending?
The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) is ending in early 2023. There are things you need to do before it ends. The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) is ending in early 2023. There are things you need to do before it ends.