The Cashless Debit Card looks and operates like any other bank card, and can be used in stores that have an eftpos machine. The card cannot be used to buy alcohol, gambling products, some gift cards or to withdraw cash.
Considering this, is the basics card compulsory?
The Basics cards, as they are called, can only be used to purchase "priority" items such as food, housing, clothing, education and health care. The government calls the cards a form of income management. While some use the cards voluntarily, for others they are compulsory.
Subsequently, question is, who gets cashless debit card?
Those on the Cashless Debit Card receive: 20 per cent of their welfare payment in their regular bank account. 80 per cent of their welfare payment onto the Cashless Debit Card. 100 per cent lump sum payments, for example Family Tax Benefit payments, from Centrelink are also placed onto the Cashless Debit Card.
What is basic card?
The BasicsCard is a PIN protected card used by people who are income managed. It lets people use their income managed money to pay for goods and services. They can use it at a wide range of approved stores and businesses. You can use your existing EFTPOS terminals to accept the BasicsCard.
Does the cashless welfare card work?
A12. The Cashless Debit Card will work at all businesses that accept eftpos nationwide except for businesses that primarily sell takeaway alcohol or gambling products.