Can I buy things with my SmartCard as soon as I receive it?

8 February 2023

When you receive your new SmartCard, you must activate it to be able to use it. The information included with your SmartCard explains how to activate your card.

Once your SmartCard is activated and funds have been deposited into your enhanced IM account, you can start using it. Please note that funds are deposited into your enhanced IM account on the day your welfare payment is due.