Logan is one of five national trial sites for income management via the new BasicsCard.
The card is used like a bank card at several stores that had signed up to accept it to ensure money was not spent on alcohol, tobacco, gambling or pornography.
Centrelink payment recipients identified as ``vulnerable'' by department social workers would be forced to use the card, while others could opt to use it to get better control over their finances. About 200 places, including schools and childcare facilities, petrol stations, supermarkets, hardware stores, department stores, second-hand stores and chemists in Logan would accept the card.
Twin Rivers Food Co-op manager Noel Roberts said the store signed up to ensure customers still had access to discounted groceries if their income was being managed.
``I would assume there would be quite a few on the BasicsCard as a lot of our clients struggle from week to week,'' he said.
``It's a good thing and if we can help people who are on the card to stretch their dollars a bit further, to us it was a logical decision.''
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