You have received a SmartCard as part of the SmartCard enhanced Income Management program, an initiative of the Australian Government.
For most Northern Territory participants, under the SmartCard enhanced Income Management program 50% of your welfare payments are placed on your SmartCard Account which restricts access to cash, purchasing alcohol, tobacco products or gambling products, and specific cash-like products, gift cards and prepaid cards. The remaining 50% of your welfare payments are placed into your regular bank account. This may differ depending on which measure you are on (e.g. the Child Protection Measure).
The TCU SmartCard is issued by The Traditional Credit Union, the card provider.
For further information about the SmartCard enhanced Income Management program, please refer to www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/smartcard.