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Hey all , just been hearing some really negative reports over here about a "cashless welfare card" thats been introduced over there ? I was just wondering is this for your centre link payments now ? As when we where permanent residents we got a bank transfer every 2 weeks ? Just wondering if this is still the same ?

just interested ...... thats all 🤪

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the problem that was in the report i read - was it is only valid for certain items , so the person who has card cannot freely spend on what they want on weekly shop for example. Also only certain companies except ? ..... Dont know much about it , just a very curious report about it that was all. 

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I don't know too much about it, except that it is being trialled in a few places and that a percentage is put on the card and can only be used with certain companies to buy food, utilities etc, and not for buying alcohol, drugs etc.

 

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The card is currently only in a few regional areas - 20% of the welfare payment goes into the bank account of the recipient and 80% onto the card.  Restrictions are buying alcohol with the card.

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like i say it just popped up about it on social media - i guess its for folk with ie a problem with drink / drugs ? .. anyhow cheers for response 

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