Social Security Act 1964

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  • This version was replaced on 8 February 2017 to make corrections to sections 3(1), 11, 11A(4), 61CF(2)(e), 61EA(2), 71A(4), 72(b), 74(1)(d), 86(2), 104A, 120(3), and Schedules 4, 18, 27, and 28 under section 25(1)(f), (i), (j)(ii), (iii), (iv), and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.
3 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

activity in the community means an activity associated with a community project under the supervision of a sponsor who is contracted by the chief executive to provide the activity

Appeal Authority or Authority means the Social Security Appeal Authority established under section 12A; and includes any Special Social Security Appeal Authority established under section 12D

applicant, in relation to any benefit, means a person by whom or on whose behalf an application is made for the benefit; and, where the context so requires, includes a beneficiary

application means an application for a benefit

average wage means, at any time, the before tax average ordinary time weekly wage (all sectors, male and female combined) as specified in—

(a)

the latest Quarterly Employment Survey published by Statistics New Zealand; or

(b)

if the survey referred to in paragraph (a) ceases to be published, a survey certified by the Government Statistician as an equivalent survey to the survey referred to in that paragraph

beneficiary means a person who has been granted a benefit; and includes a person in respect of whom a benefit or part of a benefit has been granted

benefit

(a)

means a monetary benefit payable under any of Parts 1A to 1P or Part 2 (including, without limitation, any such benefit payable under this Act by virtue of an agreement or convention given effect in relation to New Zealand by an order under section 19 of the Social Welfare (Reciprocity Agreements, and New Zealand Artificial Limb Service) Act 1990); and

(aa)
[Repealed]

(b)

includes—

(i)

New Zealand superannuation payable under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and veterans’ pensions payable under Part 6 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (including, without limitation, any New Zealand superannuation, or veteran’s pension, payable under that Act by virtue of an agreement or convention given effect in relation to New Zealand by an order under section 19 of the Social Welfare (Reciprocity Agreements, and New Zealand Artificial Limb Service) Act 1990):

(ia)
[Repealed]

(ii)
[Repealed]

(iia)

an incentive payment, a youth payment, and a young parent payment:

(iii)

an accommodation supplement payable under section 61EA:

(iv)

a child disability allowance under section 39A:

(iva)

childcare assistance payable under section 61GA:

(ivb)

temporary additional support payable under section 61G:

(v)

a disability allowance payable under section 69C; but

(va)
[Repealed]

(vi)
[Repealed]

(vii)
[Repealed]

(viii)
[Repealed]

(c)

does not include a lump sum payable under section 61DB or section 61DC or section 61DD

capacity for work means, in relation to any person, the person’s capacity to engage in employment, as determined having regard to any sickness, injury, or disability the person may have

ceased, in relation to a person’s employment, means—

(a)

subject to paragraph (b), the date on which the person’s employment terminates; or

(b)

if in relation to the termination of employment the person receives—

(i)

any payment in lieu of notice terminating the employment of the person; or

(ii)

any holiday pay; or

(iii)

any payment in lieu of accumulated leave; or

(iv)

any payment contingent on the completion of a fixed-term engagement; or

(v)

any retirement payment (as defined in section 80B),—

a date which is the number of days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) after the date on which the person’s employment terminated which is equal to the nearest whole number produced by dividing the aggregate amount of any such payments by the amount of the person’s normal daily wage or salary before termination of his or her employment

chief executive means, subject to any enactment, the chief executive of the department that is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

child means a single person under the age of 18 years, other than a person who is—

(a)

aged 16 years or 17 years; and

(b)

financially independent

Commonwealth country means a country that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations; and includes every territory for whose international relations the Government of any such country is responsible

contract of insurance includes a contract or an arrangement that, in the opinion of the chief executive, is similar to or analogous with a contract of insurance

contracted service provider has the meaning given by section 125A(1)

date of first contact, in relation to a person’s application for a benefit, means the date on which the department first received from the person (or some other person acting on the person’s behalf) the oral or written request for financial assistance that led to the making of the application

debt insurance payment, in relation to a person, means a payment made, or the value of any credit provided, on the occurrence of a contingency—

(a)

under a contract of insurance or by reason of the person’s membership of any society, organisation, or body whether corporate or unincorporate; and

(b)

to the person or to some other person on behalf of or for the benefit of the person; and

(c)

for the sole purpose of, and used for, repaying or paying any amounts on account of any existing debt of the person

dentist means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Dental Council established by section 114(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of dentistry

department means the department that is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

dependent child, in relation to any person,—

(a)

means a child—

(i)

whose care is primarily the responsibility of the person; and

(ii)

who is being maintained as a member of that person’s family; and

(iii)

who is financially dependent on that person:

(b)

does not include a child in respect of whom payments are being made under section 363 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989:

(c)

despite paragraph (b), includes a child or a young person (as defined in section 2(1) of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989)—

(i)

of whom the person is a parent within the meaning of that Act; and

(ii)

to whom section 361 of that Act applies; and

(iii)

who, under section 362 of that Act, is placed in the charge of the person:

(d)

for the purposes only of Schedules 3, 3A, 6, 9, 16, 17, 18, and 26, does not include a child in respect of whom an orphan’s benefit or an unsupported child’s benefit is being paid:

(e)

does not include a child in respect of whom a young parent payment is being paid except in relation to that child’s parent or step-parent

disability services has the same meaning as disability support services in section 6(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

district health board means a district health board established by or under section 19 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

document means a document in any form; and includes—

(a)

any writing on any material:

(b)

any information recorded or stored by means of any tape recorder, computer, or other device; and any material subsequently derived from information so recorded or stored:

(c)

any label, marking, or other writing that identifies or describes any thing of which it forms part, or to which it is attached by any means:

(d)

any book, map, plan, graph, or drawing:

(e)

any photograph, film, negative, tape, or other device in which 1 or more visual images are embodied so as to be capable (with or without the aid of some other equipment) of being reproduced

domestic epidemic management notice means a notice under section 8(1) of the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 stating that the application of this Act is modified in order to deal with the practical effects of the outbreak of the disease referred to in the notice

employment means paid employment

employment plan has the meaning specified in section 60O

employment required to satisfy the work test means,—

(a)

for a part-time work-tested beneficiary, part-time work:

(b)

for any other work-tested beneficiary, full-time employment

existing debt, in relation to a person, means a debt or liability of the person in existence on the date on which a contingency occurs that gives rise to a right or eligibility of the person to receive a payment under a contract of insurance or by reason of the person’s membership of any society, organisation, or body whether corporate or unincorporate, whether or not the debt or liability is due for payment on that date; but does not include a liability in connection with the future supply of goods or services or transport or accommodation to the person or a member of his or her family

financially independent, in relation to a person, means—

(a)

in full employment; or

(b)

in receipt of a basic grant or an independent circumstances grant under the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/277); or

(c)

in receipt of payments under a Government-assisted scheme which the chief executive considers analogous to a main benefit under this Act; or

(d)

in receipt of a main benefit under this Act

friendly society means any friendly society or branch thereof registered under the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982

full employment or full-time employment, in relation to any person, means—

(a)

employment under a contract of service or apprenticeship which requires the person to work, whether on time or piece rates, no less than an average of 30 hours each week; or

(b)

self-employment of the person in any business, profession, trade, manufacture, or undertaking carried on for pecuniary profit for no less than an average of 30 hours each week; or

(c)

employment of the person for any number of hours which is regarded as full-time employment for the purposes of any award, agreement, or contract relating to that employment

full-time student means a person enrolled in a full-time course within the meaning of the Student Allowances Regulations 1998, and includes a person who, during an academic year that has just ended or is about to end, was so enrolled and who intends to so enrol in the next academic year

funder has the same meaning as in section 20 of the Health and Disability Services Act 1993

Government occupational pension

(a)

means a benefit, pension, or periodical allowance paid by or on behalf of the Government of any country to a person by reason of—

(i)

a period of employment, direct or indirect, by that Government of that person or that person’s deceased spouse or partner or that person’s deceased parent; or

(ii)

a period of service to that Government (including, without limitation, service in the armed forces, service in the Police, and service as a judicial officer or other person acting judicially) by that person or that person’s deceased spouse or partner or that person’s deceased parent; but

(b)

does not include any part of that benefit, pension, or periodical allowance that is paid by the Government of that country by reason of anything other than that period of employment or service; and

(c)

does not include any part of that benefit, pension, or periodical allowance to which the Government of that country contributes by reason of anything other than that period of employment or service; but

(d)

does not include a benefit, pension, or periodical allowance of the kind set out in paragraph (a) if the person would have been entitled to receive a similar benefit, pension, or periodical allowance paid by, or on behalf of, the Government of that country under a scheme or other arrangement in respect of persons who were not employees or in the service of that Government

health or disability insurance payment, in relation to a person, means a payment made, or the value of any credit or service provided, on the occurrence of a contingency—

(a)

under a contract of insurance, or by reason of the person’s membership of any society, organisation, or body whether corporate or unincorporate, that provides for the payment or reimbursement of the costs of health or disability care for the person or a member of his or her family; and

(b)

to the person or to some other person on behalf of or for the benefit of the person or a member of his or her family—

and used for paying or reimbursing those costs

health practitioner means a person who is, or is deemed to be, registered with an authority as a practitioner of a particular health profession under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

hospital means a hospital care institution as defined in section 58(4) of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001

incentive payment means a payment referred to in any of clauses 7 to 9 of Schedule 26

income, in relation to any person,—

(a)

means any money received or the value in money’s worth of any interest acquired, before income tax, by the person which is not capital (except as hereinafter set out); and

(b)

includes, whether capital or not and as calculated before the deduction (where applicable) of income tax, any periodical payments made, and the value of any credits or services provided periodically, from any source for income-related purposes and used by the person for income-related purposes; and

(c)

except where section 71A(2) applies, includes, whether capital or not and as calculated before the deduction (where applicable) of income tax,—

(i)

any periodical income-related insurance payments; and

(ii)

any lump sum income-related insurance payment to the extent of the income lost by the person as a result of, and within a period of 10 weeks from, the occurrence of the contingency in respect of which the payment was made; and

(iii)

any payment referred to in subparagraph (i) or subparagraph (ii) which the person would have been entitled to receive under an accident insurance contract within the meaning of section 13 of the Accident Insurance Act 1998 but for the existence of a risk sharing agreement referred to in section 185 of that Act (as it read immediately before its repeal by section 7 of the Accident Insurance Amendment Act 2000); and

(d)

includes—

(i)

any payment relating to a situation involving a seasonal layoff:

(ii)

any payment contingent on the completion of either a fixed-term engagement or an engagement to complete work specified in a contract:

(iii)

any payment in lieu of notice terminating employment:

(iv)

any payment (including holiday pay) which, if it had not been made in relation to termination of employment, would, in the opinion of the chief executive, have been paid so as to constitute monetary remuneration of the employee:

(iva)

any parental leave payments paid under Part 7A of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987:

(v)

any payment in relation to termination of employment made by a company pursuant to its constitution to any of its directors; and

(e)

includes, as calculated before the deduction (where applicable) of income tax, the value of any goods, services, transport, or accommodation supplied on a regular basis to the person by any other person; but—

(f)

does not include—

(i)

any benefit, grant, allowance, or concession received under this Act or Part 6 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 or the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001, including the value of any benefit under Part 2 of this Act:

(ii)

any pension or allowance under the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 received by any person by reason of his or her own disablement:

(iii)

any pension received under the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 by the surviving spouse or partner of a deceased member of the New Zealand or any other Commonwealth forces or of the Emergency Reserve Corps or of the New Zealand mercantile marine in respect of the death of that member:

(iv)

any pension or other periodical allowance or any part thereof received by any person from the Government of any Commonwealth country (other than New Zealand) which the chief executive determines is analogous to a pension or allowance specified in subparagraph (ii) or subparagraph (iii):

(iva)

the value of any assistance of a kind approved by the chief executive provided to a person with a sickness, injury, or disability to obtain or remain in employment:

(v)

any money received by way of funeral benefit from any friendly society:

(va)

a participation allowance:

(vi)

any money paid in respect of any military decoration and received by the recipient of such decoration:

(vii)

any money received by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue by way of child support which is not required to be paid to the person under the Child Support Act 1991:

(viii)

any money received by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue by way of child support which is paid to the person under section 142 of the Child Support Act 1991:

(ix)

any money received by way of an independence allowance under section 54 of the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Act 1992 or Part 13 or Part 4 of Schedule 1 of the Accident Insurance Act 1998, or any impairment lump sum received under Schedule 1 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001:

(x)

any amount of output tax charged in respect of a supply of goods and services made by that person:

(xi)

any amount of goods and services tax payable by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue to that person:

(xii)

any debt insurance payment or any health or disability insurance payment:

(xiii)

any money received under the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 in respect of the care of a child or young person (as those terms are defined in that Act):

(xiv)

any lump sum payment received by the person—

(A)

under a contract of insurance on the life of the person’s deceased spouse or partner; or

(B)

where the person is a dependent child, under a contract of insurance on the life of his or her deceased parent or step-parent; or

(C)

under any superannuation scheme, not being a payment which the chief executive considers, having regard to the matters specified in subsection (4), is for an income-related purpose:

(xv)

any part of a lump sum income-related insurance payment received on the occurrence of a contingency by an applicant for a benefit that has been used or committed by the applicant—

(A)

to repay or pay any amounts on account of existing debt of the applicant; or

(B)

to pay any essential costs arising as a consequence of the applicant’s health or disability (being costs arising from the contingency in respect of which the payment was made) to the extent that assistance towards those costs is not available under this Act or any other Act:

(xvi)

any income-related rent within the meaning of the Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Act 1992:

(xvii)

any specified item or amount of income, or income from a specified source, that is declared not to be income for the purposes of this Act by regulations made under section 132:

(xviii)

any tax credit or amount received under subparts MA to MF and MZ of the Income Tax Act 2007 or subpart KD of the Income Tax Act 2004 or subpart KD of the Income Tax Act 1994 or under Part 11A of the Income Tax Act 1976

income-related insurance payment, in relation to a person, means a payment, or the value of any credit or service, that, in the opinion of the chief executive, having regard to the matters specified in subsection (4), is—

(a)

made or provided on the occurrence of a contingency under a contract of insurance or by reason of the person’s membership of any society, organisation, or body whether corporate or unincorporate; and

(b)

made or provided to the person or to some other person on behalf of or for the benefit of the person or a member of his or her family; and

(c)

made or provided or used for an income-related purpose

income-related purpose, in relation to any person, means the purpose of—

(a)

replacing lost or diminished income; or

(b)

maintaining the person or a member of his or her family; or

(c)

purchasing goods or services for the person or a member of his or her family, being goods or services of a kind that are commonly paid for from income; or

(d)

enabling the person to make payments that he or she is liable to make and that are commonly made from income

income tax means income tax under the Income Tax Act 2007

Income Test 1 means that the applicable rate of benefit shall be reduced—

(a)

by 30 cents for every $1 of the total income of the beneficiary and his or her spouse or partner which is more than $100 a week but not more than $200 a week; and

(b)

by 70 cents for every $1 of that income which is more than $200 a week

Income Test 2 means that the applicable rate of benefit shall be reduced—

(a)

by 15 cents for every $1 of the total income of the beneficiary and his or her spouse or partner which is more than $100 a week but not more than $200 a week; and

(b)

by 35 cents for every $1 of that income which is more than $200 a week

Income Test 3 means that the applicable rate of benefit must be reduced by 70 cents for every $1 of total income of the beneficiary and his or her spouse or partner which is more than,—

(a)

if the rate of benefit is a rate of New Zealand superannuation stated in clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001, $100 a week; or

(b)

in any other case, $80 a week

Income Test 4 means that the applicable rate of benefit shall be reduced by 35 cents for every $1 of the total income of the beneficiary and his or her spouse or partner which is more than $80 a week

income-tested benefit means any of the following benefits:

(a)

jobseeker support:

(aa)
[Repealed]

(b)

sole parent support:

(c)

an emergency benefit:

(d)
[Repealed]

(e)

a supported living payment:

(f)

New Zealand superannuation payable at the appropriate rate in clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 or a veteran’s pension payable under Part 6 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 if the pension is subject to abatement under section 171 of that Act:

(g)

an orphan’s benefit:

(h)
[Repealed]

(i)

an unsupported child’s benefit:

(j)
[Repealed]

(k)

a youth payment:

(l)

a young parent payment

living with a parent, in relation to a person,—

(a)

means living in the same home as a parent of the person; but

(b)

does not include a situation in which a person lives in the same home as a parent of the person where—

(i)

the parent is financially dependent on the person; or

(ii)

the person, at his or her own expense, provides accommodation for the parent in the home; or

(iii)

the person provides a substantial degree of care to the parent; or

(iv)

the home is a hostel, boardinghouse, or similar lodging, and the person and the parent pay for accommodation in it

main benefit under this Act means a benefit that is—

(a)

sole parent support; or

(b)

a supported living payment on the ground of sickness, injury, disability, or total blindness, under section 40B; or

(c)

a supported living payment on the ground of caring for a patient requiring care, under section 40D; or

(d)

jobseeker support; or

(e)

an emergency benefit; or

(f)

a youth payment; or

(g)

a young parent payment

medical practitioner means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of medicine

midwife means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Midwifery Council established by section 114(3) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of midwifery

Minister, in relation to any provisions of this Act, means, subject to any enactment, the Minister who is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being responsible for the administration of those provisions

NCEA level 2 means a level 2 National Certificate of Educational Achievement issued by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority established under Part 20 of the Education Act 1989

New Zealand superannuation means New Zealand superannuation payable under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

non-entitlement period, in relation to a person, means a period when the person is not entitled to a benefit because he or she—

(a)

became voluntarily unemployed; or

(b)

lost his or her employment, or position on a scheme, through misconduct; or

(c)
[Repealed]

(d)

failed to comply with the work test:

(e)

failed to comply with an obligation under section 170 or 171

nurse means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of nursing whose scope of practice permits the performance of general nursing functions

occupational therapist means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Occupational Therapy Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of occupational therapy

open employment means employment other than sheltered employment

ordinarily resident in New Zealand, in relation to any person, does not include being unlawfully resident in New Zealand

overseas epidemic management notice means a notice under section 61CE

overseas pension

(a)

means a benefit, pension, or periodical allowance of a kind described in section 70(1); but

(b)

does not include a benefit, pension, or periodical allowance of a kind referred to in the proviso to section 70(1); and

(c)

does not include a Government occupational pension

overseas pensioner means a person to whom an overseas pension has been granted

parent, for the purposes of the definition of the term living with a parent, means a parent, or a guardian, or a person acting as a parent

part-time work means employment that is not full-time employment, but is employment—

(a)

that is—

(i)

under a contract of service, whether on time or piece rates; or

(ii)

as a self-employed person in any business, profession, trade, manufacture, or undertaking; and

(b)

that—

(i)

averages not less than 15 hours each week over a 3-month period of employment or over the period of employment if that period is shorter than 3 months,—

(A)

in relation to a person granted jobseeker support on the ground of sickness, injury, or disability; or

(B)

for the purposes of sections 11E(2), 88F, 88H(2)(b), and 88I(2)(b); or

(ii)

averages not less than 20 hours each week over a 3-month period of employment or over the period of employment if that period is shorter than 3 months, in any other case

part-time work-tested beneficiary means—

(a)

a person with a youngest dependent child aged 3 or older, but under 14 years, who is—

(i)

a work-tested spouse or partner; or

(ii)

a work-tested sole parent support beneficiary; or

(iii)
[Repealed]

(b)

a person who is granted jobseeker support on the ground of sickness, injury, or disability and who, under section 88F(4), must comply with the work test

participation allowance means a participation allowance under regulations made under section 132F

partner, in the phrase “spouse or partner” and in related contexts, means a civil union partner or de facto partner

pay day means the day or date from time to time fixed by the chief executive as the date on which an instalment of a benefit falls due for payment

periodical means regular or intermittent

physiotherapist means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Physiotherapy Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of physiotherapy

principal caregiver, in relation to a dependent child, means the person who, in the opinion of the chief executive, has the primary responsibility for the day to day care of the child, other than on a temporary basis, but does not include—

(a)

any body of persons (whether incorporated or unincorporated); or

(b)

any person who is the proprietor of, or employed in,—

(i)

a residence established under the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989; or

(ii)
[Repealed]

(iii)

any other institution in which the child is being cared for

psychologist means a health practitioner who is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Psychologists Board continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of psychology

regular, in relation to work, does not include—

(a)

casual employment; or

(b)

employment on call if there are no specified hours for such employment in the person’s employment contract

resident, in relation to any person, does not include being unlawfully resident in New Zealand

residential care services means disability services supplied to a person with a disability in a residential disability care institution or rest home within the meaning of section 58(4) of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001; and includes—

(a)

supervision and support services; and

(b)

hotel-type services (including the provision of sleeping facilities, meals, laundry, cleaning services and supplies, household furniture and furnishings, lighting, heating, hot water, and other household utilities); and

(c)

services that support daily living (including financial management and gardening); and

(d)

personal care services (including toileting, bathing, hair washing, teeth cleaning, nail care, feeding, and mobility); and

(e)

services within that home intended to provide satisfying activity to the person (including the provision of educational, social, recreational, and other activities); and

(f)

clinical support services, including personal health services (within the meaning of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000), consultations with a medical practitioner, pharmaceuticals, incontinence aids, and other treatment costs

rest home means a rest home as defined in section 58(4) of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001

salary or wages includes commission, and any other remuneration from employment

sheltered employment includes employment in a sheltered workshop within the meaning of the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act 1960

sickness includes pregnancy after the 26th week

single means not married or in a civil union or a de facto relationship

sole parent means a person who is the principal caregiver in respect of a dependent child and who—

(a)

is—

(i)

married or in a civil union, but living apart from his or her spouse or partner; or

(ii)

not married or in a civil union; and

(b)

is not in a de facto relationship

spouse means the husband or wife of an applicant or beneficiary, as the context may require

strike has the same meaning as in section 81 of the Employment Relations Act 2000

student allowance means an allowance established by regulations made under section 303 of the Education Act 1989

suitable employment in relation to a person, means employment that the chief executive is satisfied is suitable for the person to undertake for a number of hours a week determined by the chief executive having regard to the employment required to satisfy the work test for that person

temporary employment means full employment for a period of less than 26 weeks

union has the same meaning as in section 5 of the Employment Relations Act 2000

veteran’s pension means a veteran’s pension payable under Part 6 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014

work test, in relation to a person, means the person’s obligations under section 102A(1); and work test obligations has a corresponding meaning

work-test couple rate

(a)

means, in relation to jobseeker support, a rate in Schedule 9 that is payable to a person who is married or in a civil union or in a de facto relationship, other than a rate payable if the person’s spouse or partner is entitled to a benefit in his or her own right:

(b)

means, in relation to a supported living payment,—

(i)

a rate in Schedule 6 payable to a person who is married or in a civil union or in a de facto relationship, other than a rate payable if the person’s spouse or partner is entitled to a benefit in his or her own right; and

(ii)

includes the rate payable under section 40I(5) to the spouse or partner of a person receiving long-term residential care in a hospital or rest home:

(c)

means, in relation to an emergency benefit,—

(i)

a rate of the benefit payable to a person that includes a payment for the person’s spouse or partner; and

(ii)

includes an emergency benefit paid to the spouse or partner of a resident assessed as requiring care (as defined in section 136) under regulations made under section 155

work-tested beneficiary means a person—

(a)

who is granted jobseeker support (other than jobseeker support on the ground of sickness, injury, or disability); or

(aa)

who is granted jobseeker support on the ground of sickness, injury, or disability, and who, under section 88F(4), must comply with the work test; or

(b)

who is—

(i)

a work-tested spouse or partner; or

(ii)

a work-tested sole parent support beneficiary; or

(iii)
[Repealed]

(iv)
[Repealed]

work-tested benefit

(a)

except in relation to a work-tested sole parent support beneficiary or a beneficiary receiving jobseeker support on the ground of sickness, injury, or disability who is not, under section 88F(4), required to comply with the work test, means jobseeker support; and

(b)

in relation to a work-tested spouse or partner, includes an emergency benefit and a supported living payment; and

(c)

in relation to a work-tested sole parent support beneficiary, means sole parent support under section 20D

(d)
[Repealed]

(e)
[Repealed]

work-tested sole parent support beneficiary means a person—

(a)

who has been granted sole parent support under section 20D; and

(b)

whose youngest dependent child is aged 3 years or older

work-tested spouse or partner means a person—

(a)

who—

(i)

has no dependent child under 3 years (or has no dependent child at all); and

(ii)

is not subject to obligations under section 171; and

(iii)

has not been granted an exemption from the work test; and

(b)

who—

(i)

is the spouse or partner of a person granted jobseeker support or a supported living payment, (being, in each case, a benefit granted at a work-test couple rate); or

(ii)

both—

(A)

is the spouse or partner of a person granted an emergency benefit at a work-test couple rate; and

(B)

has under section 61A(1A) been required by the chief executive to comply with the work test; or

(iii)

is—

(A)

the spouse or partner of a person who is receiving long-term residential care in a hospital or rest home; and

(B)

aged under 60 years; and

(C)

in receipt of a supported living payment under section 40I(5) or an emergency benefit under regulations under section 155

working day means a day of the week other than—

(a)

a Saturday, a Sunday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign’s birthday, and Labour Day; and

(b)

if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday; and

(c)

a day in the period commencing on 25 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year; and

(d)

the day observed as the anniversary day of the appropriate province

young parent payment means a young parent payment payable under Part 5

young person,—

(a)

in sections 1A(ca) and 123E,—

(i)

means a person who is aged at least 15 years but is under the age of 18 years; and

(ii)

includes a person aged 18 years or over who continues to receive services under section 123E(2); and

(b)

in all other cases,—

(i)

means a person who is aged at least 16 years but is under the age of 20 years; and

(ii)

includes—

(A)

a person aged 20 years or over in respect of whom a young parent payment continues under section 168; and

(B)

a person aged 20 years or over to whom obligations in section 170(1) continue to apply under section 171(5)

youth payment means a youth payment payable under Part 5

youth support payment means a young parent payment or youth payment.

(2)

For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be deemed not to have attained a given age until the commencement of the relevant anniversary of the day of his birth.

(2A)

[Repealed]

(3)

Except for the purposes of a means assessment under Part 4, and notwithstanding the definition of the term income in subsection (1), where it is necessary to determine, for the purposes of this Act or Part 6 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 or the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001, the income of any person who—

(a)

meets the residential qualification for New Zealand superannuation set out in the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001; and

(b)

is aged 60 years or more and whose spouse or partner (if any), being a spouse or partner whose age is less than that of the person whose income is being determined, is aged 60 years or more; and

(c)

is in receipt of a pension under a retirement scheme (within the meaning of section 6(1) of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013) or of payments under an annuity paid in respect of a policy of life insurance—

(i)

offered or entered into in New Zealand by a life insurer (as that term is defined in paragraph (a) of the definition of life insurer in section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007); or

(ii)

offered or entered into outside of New Zealand by a life insurer (as so defined) that is resident in New Zealand within the meaning of section YD 1 or YD 2 (excluding section YD 2(2)) of the Income Tax Act 2007; and

(d)

commenced to receive payments of that pension or under that annuity—

(i)

before 1 April 1992; and

(ii)

when that person was aged not less than 55 years nor more than 59 years and when that person’s spouse or partner (if any), being a spouse or partner whose age is less than that of the person whose income is being determined, was aged 55 years or more,—

50% of the amount received by that person under that pension or under that annuity shall not be included in the income of that person.

(4)

In considering, in respect of a person, whether any payment or credit or service is an income-related insurance payment or is for an income-related purpose, as the case may be, the chief executive shall have regard to the following matters:

(a)

the nature of the contingency in respect of which the payment or credit or service was made or provided or used:

(b)

the nature of the payment or credit or service:

(c)

the manner in which and the occasions on which the payment or credit or service is made or provided or used:

(d)

the manner in which the right or eligibility to the payment or credit or service is expressed in any contract of insurance or in any other document:

(e)

whether the payment or credit or service is required to be made or provided to any other person and, if so, the relationship between them:

(f)

whether the person has assigned his or her right to receive the payment or credit or service:

(g)

any other matters that the chief executive considers, in the circumstances of the particular case, to be relevant.

(5)

For the avoidance of doubt, a dependent child of a person granted a benefit at a work-test couple rate is also a dependent child of that person’s spouse or partner for the purposes of the definition of the term work-tested spouse or partner in subsection (1).

(6)

The definition of income in subsection (1) is at any time subject to any rules then in force under section 132H.

Compare: 1938 No 7 s 10; 1945 No 11 s 3; 1951 No 54 s 15; 1955 No 9 s 16(1); 1958 No 46 s 24

Section 3(1): amended, on 1 July 1998, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) activity in the community: inserted, on 2 July 2007, by section 4(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 20).

Section 3(1) Appeal Authority or Authority: inserted, on 1 May 1974, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1973 (1973 No 34).

Section 3(1) application: replaced, on 24 September 2007, by section 22(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 20).

Section 3(1) assessable income: repealed, on 1 April 1992, by section 2 of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1991 (1991 No 124).

Section 3(1) average wage: inserted, on 1 April 1997, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 20).

Section 3(1) beneficiary proviso: repealed, on 1 April 1991, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 1).

Section 3(1) benefit: replaced, on 25 July 1990, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 1990 (1990 No 74).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 5 December 2013, by section 15(2) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 132).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 137 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 1 July 2001, by section 13(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 1).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (aa): repealed, on 1 July 2001, by section 13(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 1).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(i): replaced, on 15 April 2003, by section 12(1) of the War Pensions Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 18).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(i): amended, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(i): amended, on 5 December 2013, by section 15(3) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 132).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(i): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 9(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(ia): repealed, on 15 April 2005, by section 3(1) of the Social Security (Social Assistance) Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 30).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(ii): repealed, on 2 September 2013, by section 16(1) of the Social Assistance (Living Alone Payments) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 11).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(iia): inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(1) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(iii): replaced, on 1 July 1993, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 3) 1993 (1993 No 57).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(iv): replaced, on 1 September 1998, by section 11(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(iva): inserted, on 4 October 2004, by section 11(2) of the Social Security (Working for Families) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 51).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(ivb): inserted, on 1 April 2006, by section 21 of the Social Security (Working for Families) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 51).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(v): replaced, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(va): repealed, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(vi): repealed, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(vii): repealed, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (b)(viii): repealed, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 3(1) benefit paragraph (c): replaced, on 1 July 1993, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 3) 1993 (1993 No 57).

Section 3(1) capacity for work: inserted, on 1 September 1998, by section 11(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) ceased: replaced, on 30 November 1992, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1992 (1992 No 99).

Section 3(1) ceased paragraph (b)(iv): amended, on 1 January 1994, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 14).

Section 3(1) ceased paragraph (b)(v): inserted, on 1 January 1994, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 14).

Section 3(1) chief executive: replaced, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) child: replaced, on 1 April 1991, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 1).

Section 3(1) child: amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) Commission: repealed, on 23 June 1987, by section 2(1)(a) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 106).

Section 3(1) community task force project: repealed, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(5) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) community wage: repealed, on 1 July 2001, by section 13(9) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 1).

Section 3(1) community wage earner: repealed, on 1 July 2001, by section 13(9) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 1).

Section 3(1) contracted service provider: inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(2) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) contract of insurance: inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) contract of insurance: amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) date of first contact: inserted, on 24 September 2007, by section 22(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 20).

Section 3(1) debt insurance payment: inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) dentist: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 3(1) department: replaced, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) dependent child: replaced, on 24 August 2010, by section 4(1) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) dependent child paragraph (d): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 81(2) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) dependent child paragraph (d): amended, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(3) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) dependent child paragraph (e): inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(4) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) Director-General: repealed, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) disability services: replaced, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 3(1) district health board: inserted, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 3(1) document: inserted, on 30 June 1993, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 3) 1993 (1993 No 57).

Section 3(1) domestic epidemic management notice: inserted, on 19 December 2006, by section 4 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 90).

Section 3(1) employment: inserted, on 1 September 1998, by section 11(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) employment plan: inserted, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(2) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) employment required to satisfy the work test: replaced, on 27 September 2010, by section 35(1) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) existing debt: inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) family maintenance allowance: repealed, on 20 October 1972, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1972 (1972 No 133).

Section 3(1) financially independent: inserted, on 1 April 1991, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 1).

Section 3(1) financially independent paragraph (b): amended, on 1 October 1998, pursuant to regulation 49 of the Student Allowance Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/277).

Section 3 financially independent paragraph (c): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 61(1) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) financially independent paragraph (c): amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3 financially independent paragraph (d): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 61(2) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) financially independent paragraph (d): amended, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 3(1) friendly society: amended, on 1 April 1983, pursuant to section 161(2) of the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982 (1982 No 118).

Section 3(1) full employment or full-time employment: inserted, on 1 October 1986, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1986 (1986 No 39).

Section 3(1) full employment or full-time employment: amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(6) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) full-time student: inserted, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) full-time student: amended, on 1 October 1998, pursuant to regulation 49 of the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/277).

Section 3(1) funder: inserted, on 15 November 2000, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 81).

Section 3(1) Government occupational pension: inserted, on 2 October 1996, by section 2 of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 6) 1996 (1996 No 157).

Section 3(1) Government occupational pension paragraph (a)(i): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) Government occupational pension paragraph (a)(ii): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) Government occupational pension paragraph (c): amended, on 27 April 2002, by section 10 of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions—Overseas Pensions) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 8).

Section 3(1) Government occupational pension paragraph (d): inserted, on 27 April 2002, by section 10 of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions—Overseas Pensions) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 8).

Section 3(1) guaranteed retirement income: repealed, on 1 April 1994, by section 5 of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act (No 2) 1993 (1993 No 149).

Section 3(1) health or disability insurance payment: inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) health practitioner: inserted, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(2) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) hospital: inserted, on 1 July 2005, by section 13(1) of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 101).

Section 3(1) incentive payment: inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(2) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) income: replaced, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (c): replaced, on 17 September 1997, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (c): amended, on 1 July 1999, by section 415(1) of the Accident Insurance Act 1998 (1998 No 114).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (c)(iii): inserted, on 1 July 1999, by section 415(1) of the Accident Insurance Act 1998 (1998 No 114).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (c)(iii): amended, on 1 April 2000, by section 9(1) of the Accident Insurance Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 6).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (d)(iva): inserted, on 1 July 2002, by section 6 of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Paid Parental Leave) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 7).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (d)(iv): amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (d)(v): amended, on 5 December 2013, by section 14 of the Companies Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 111).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(i): amended, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(i): amended, on 5 December 2013, by section 15(5)(a) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 132).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(i): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 9(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(i): amended, on 15 April 2003, by section 12(1) of the War Pensions Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 18).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(i): amended, on 12 October 2001, by section 77 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (2001 No 84).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(ii): amended, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(iii): amended, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(iii): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(iv): amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(iva): inserted, on 1 September 1998, by section 11(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(va): inserted, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(7) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(ix): amended, on 3 March 2010, pursuant to section 5(1)(b) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(ix): amended, on 1 April 2002, by section 337(1) of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (2001 No 49).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(ix): amended, on 1 July 1999, by section 415(1) of the Accident Insurance Act 1998 (1998 No 114).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xiii): inserted, on 17 September 1997, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xiv): inserted, on 17 September 1997, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xiv)(A): replaced, on 1 April 2007, by section 5 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xiv)(A): amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xv): inserted, on 17 September 1997, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xvi): inserted, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xvi): amended, on 14 April 2014, by section 25 of the Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Act 2013 (2013 No 97).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xvi): amended, on 1 July 2006, by section 5(2)(h) of the Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters (Information Matching) Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 34).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xvii): inserted, on 26 September 2002, by section 4(1) of the Social Security (Personal Development and Employment) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 28).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xviii): inserted, on 4 June 2004, by section 4 of the Social Security (Working for Families) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 51).

Section 3(1) income paragraph (f)(xviii): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 3(1) income-related insurance payment: inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) income-related insurance payment: amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) income-related purpose: inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) income tax: inserted, on 1 April 1969, pursuant to section 3(3) of the Land and Income Tax Amendment Act (No 3) 1968 (1968 No 49).

Section 3(1) income tax: amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 3(1) Income Test 1: inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 20).

Section 3(1) Income Test 1 paragraph (a): amended, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(3)(a) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) Income Test 1 paragraph (a): amended, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(3)(b) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) Income Test 1 paragraph (a): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) Income Test 1 paragraph (b): amended, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(3)(b) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) Income Test 2: inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 20).

Section 3(1) Income Test 2 paragraph (a): amended, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(4)(a) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) Income Test 2 paragraph (a): amended, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(4)(b) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) Income Test 2 paragraph (a): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) Income Test 2 paragraph (b): amended, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(4)(b) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) Income Test 3: replaced, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(5) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) Income Test 4: inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 20).

Section 3(1) Income Test 4: amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) Income Test 5: repealed, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(6) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit: inserted, on 1 July 1999, by section 415(1) of the Accident Insurance Act 1998 (1998 No 114).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (a): replaced, on 1 July 2001, by section 13(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 1).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 128(1)(a) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (aa): repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(1) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (b): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 85(1)(a) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (d): repealed, on 20 August 2012, by section 28(1) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (e): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 96(1)(a) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (f): replaced, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (h): repealed, on 15 April 2005, by section 3(2) of the Social Security (Social Assistance) Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 30).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (j): repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(1) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (k): inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 28(1) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) income-tested benefit paragraph (l): inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 28(1) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) job seeker contract: repealed, on 1 July 2001, by section 13(9) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 1).

Section 3(1) living with a parent: inserted, on 1 July 1998, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) main benefit under this Act: inserted, on 15 July 2013, by section 6(1) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) married rate: repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 6(2) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) medical practitioner: replaced, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 3(1) midwife: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 3(1) Minister: inserted, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) national superannuation: repealed, on 1 April 1994, by section 5 of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act (No 2) 1993 (1993 No 149).

Section 3(1) NCEA level 2: inserted, on 8 July 2016, by section 5(1) of the Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 36).

Section 3(1) net average wage: repealed, on 1 April 1997, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 20).

Section 3(1) New Zealand superannuation: replaced, on 12 October 2001, by section 77 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (2001 No 84).

Section 3(1) New Zealand superannuation: amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 9(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).

Section 3(1) non-entitlement period: replaced, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) non-entitlement period paragraph (c): repealed, on 24 September 2007, by section 32(2)(a) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 20).

Section 3(1) non-entitlement period paragraph (e): inserted, on 24 September 2007, by section 42(6) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 20).

Section 3(1) non-entitlement period paragraph (e): amended, on 20 August 2012, by section 28(1) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) nurse: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 3(1) occupational therapist: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 3(1) open employment: inserted, on 1 September 1998, by section 11(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) ordinarily resident in New Zealand: amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 6(3) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) organised activity: repealed, on 1 July 2001, by section 13(9) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 1).

Section 3(1) overseas epidemic management notice: inserted, on 19 December 2006, by section 4 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 90).

Section 3(1) overseas pension: inserted, on 2 October 1996, by section 2 of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 6) 1996 (1996 No 157).

Section 3(1) overseas pensioner: inserted, on 2 October 1996, by section 2 of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 6) 1996 (1996 No 157).

Section 3(1) parent: inserted, on 1 July 1998, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) participation allowance: inserted, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) partner: inserted, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) partner: amended, on 1 April 2007, by section 5 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) part-time work: replaced, on 1 April 2016, by section 4(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 116).

Section 3(1) part-time work-tested beneficiary: replaced, on 2 May 2011, by section 4(15) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) part-time work-tested beneficiary paragraph (a): replaced, on 15 October 2012, by section 33(1) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) part-time work-tested beneficiary paragraph (a): amended, on 1 April 2016, by section 4(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 116).

Section 3(1) part-time work-tested beneficiary paragraph (a)(ii): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 85(2)(a) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) part-time work-tested beneficiary paragraph (a)(iii): repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(2) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) part-time work-tested beneficiary paragraph (b): replaced, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(2) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) pay day: replaced, on 1 April 1990, by section 37(1)(a) of the Social Welfare (Reciprocity Agreements, and New Zealand Artificial Limb Service) Act 1990 (1990 No 26).

Section 3(1) pay day: amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) pay day: amended, on 17 September 1997, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 3(1) pay period: repealed, on 1 April 1990, by section 37(1)(b) of the Social Welfare (Reciprocity Agreements, and New Zealand Artificial Limb Service) Act 1990 (1990 No 26).

Section 3(1) periodical: inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(1) personal development and employment plan: repealed, on 27 September 2010, by section 4(8) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) physiotherapist: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 3(1) principal caregiver: inserted, on 25 July 1990, by section 2(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 1990 (1990 No 74).

Section 3(1) principal caregiver: amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) principal caregiver paragraph (b)(ii): repealed, on 1 October 2004, by section 59(1) of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 (2001 No 93).

Section 3(1) psychologist: replaced, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 3(1) purchaser: repealed, on 15 November 2000, by section 3(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 81).

Section 3(1) redundancy payment: repealed, on 30 November 1992, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1992 (1992 No 99).

Section 3(1) regular: inserted, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) resident: inserted, on 1 March 1991, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 1).

Section 3(1) residential care disability services: repealed, on 1 July 2005, by section 13(1) of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 101).

Section 3(1) residential care services: inserted, on 17 September 1997, by section 2(4) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 3(1) residential care services: amended, on 1 October 2002, by section 58(1) of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 (2001 No 93).

Section 3(1) residential care services paragraph (f): amended, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 3(1) rest home: inserted, on 1 July 2005, by section 13(1) of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 101).

Section 3(1) salary or wages: inserted, on 1 March 1991, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 1).

Section 3(1) sheltered employment: inserted, on 1 September 1998, by section 11(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) sickness: inserted, on 1 September 1998, by section 11(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(1) single: replaced, on 1 April 2007, by section 5 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) social security income tax: repealed, on 1 April 1969, pursuant to section 3(3) of the Land and Income Tax Amendment Act (No 3) 1968 (1968 No 49).

Section 3(1) sole parent: replaced, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) sole parent paragraph (b): replaced, on 1 April 2007, by section 5 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) spouse: inserted, on 11 October 1978, by section 2(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1978 (1978 No 58).

Section 3(1) strike: replaced, on 2 October 2000, by section 240 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (2000 No 24).

Section 3(1) student allowance: inserted, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(1) suitable employment: replaced, on 15 October 2012, by section 33(3) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) temporary employment: inserted, on 1 March 1991, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 1).

Section 3(1) temporary employment: amended, on 9 December 1994, by section 2 of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 1994 (1994 No 142).

Section 3(1) transitional retirement benefit: repealed, on 15 April 2005, by section 3(3) of the Social Security (Social Assistance) Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 30).

Section 3(1) union: replaced, on 2 October 2000, by section 240 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (2000 No 24).

Section 3(1) veteran’s pension: replaced, on 15 April 2003, by section 12(1) of the War Pensions Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 18).

Section 3(1) veteran’s pension: amended, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

Section 3(1) work preparation exercise: repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 98(1) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work test: replaced, on 1 October 1998, by section 2(3) of the Social Security (Work Test) Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 94).

Section 3(1) work test: amended, on 27 September 2010, by section 35(1) of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 3(1) work-test couple rate: amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 6(4) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-test couple rate paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 113(1)(a) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-test couple rate paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 128(1)(b) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-test couple rate paragraph (b): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 96(1)(b) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-test couple rate paragraph (b)(ii): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 87(1) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested beneficiary: replaced, on 15 October 2012, by section 33(2) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) work-tested beneficiary paragraph (a): replaced, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(3) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested beneficiary paragraph (aa): inserted, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(3) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested beneficiary paragraph (b)(ii): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 85(3) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested beneficiary paragraph (b)(iii): repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(3) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested beneficiary paragraph (b)(iv): repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(4) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit: replaced, on 15 October 2012, by section 33(2) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(4)(a) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(4)(b) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(5) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (a): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 128(1)(c) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (b): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 96(1)(c) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (b): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(6) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (c): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(5) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (c): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 85(2)(b) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (d): repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(7) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested benefit paragraph (e): repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(6) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested domestic purposes beneficiary: repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(7) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested sickness beneficiary: repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(8) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested sole parent support beneficiary: inserted, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(8) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested sole parent support beneficiary paragraph (b): amended, on 1 April 2016, by section 4(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 116).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse: repealed, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner: replaced, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(5) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (a)(i): amended, on 1 April 2016, by section 4(4) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 116).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (b)(i): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 64(1) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (b)(i): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 96(1)(d) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (b)(i): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 99(9) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (b)(i): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 128(1)(d) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (b)(ii)(A): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 64(2) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (b)(iii)(C): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 87(2) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested spouse or partner paragraph (b)(iii)(C): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 96(1)(d) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) work-tested widow’s beneficiary: repealed, on 15 July 2013, by section 70(9) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(1) working day: replaced, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).

Section 3(1) young parent payment: inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(2) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) young person: replaced, on 25 October 2016, by section 5(2) of the Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 36).

Section 3(1) youth payment: inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(2) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(1) youth support payment: inserted, on 20 August 2012, by section 5(2) of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 50).

Section 3(2): amended, on 1 July 1998, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(2A): repealed, on 1 April 2007, by section 5 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(3): inserted, on 1 April 1994, by section 5 of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act (No 2) 1993 (1993 No 149).

Section 3(3): amended, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

Section 3(3): amended, on 5 December 2013, by section 15(5)(b) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 132).

Section 3(3): amended, on 1 July 2005, by section 13(1) of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 101).

Section 3(3): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 9(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).

Section 3(3): amended, on 15 April 2003, by section 12(1) of the War Pensions Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 18).

Section 3(3): amended, on 12 October 2001, by section 77 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (2001 No 84).

Section 3(3)(a): replaced, on 12 October 2001, by section 77 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (2001 No 84).

Section 3(3)(a): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 9(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).

Section 3(3)(b): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(3)(c): amended, on 1 December 2014, by section 150 of the Financial Markets (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2013 (2013 No 70).

Section 3(3)(c)(i): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 3(3)(c)(ii): amended, on 1 April 2008 (effective for 2008–09 income year and later income years, except when the context requires otherwise), by section ZA 2(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

Section 3(3)(d)(ii): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(4): inserted, on 2 October 1994, by section 3(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 86).

Section 3(4): amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(4)(g): amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 3(5): replaced, on 1 October 1998, by section 18(11) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(5): amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 64(3) of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

Section 3(5): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 3(5): amended, on 1 February 1999, by section 58(8) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 3(6): inserted, on 2 July 2007, by section 4(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 20).