22E MSD may disclose address information for bond refund purposes

(1)

In this section, unless the context otherwise requires,—

address information, in relation to a person, means the last known address and (if available) the telephone number of the person

MSD means the department of State that, with the Prime Minister’s authority, is for the time being responsible for the administration of the Social Security Act 2018.

(2)

The purpose of this section is to facilitate the disclosure of address information by MSD to the department to enable the chief executive to locate persons who are entitled to bonds to which section 22D(1) applies and that the chief executive continues to hold despite previous attempts to refund them.

(3)

If the chief executive is satisfied that reasonable steps have been taken, under section 22D, to refund a bond but that those steps have not been successful, the chief executive may, for the purposes of this section, request MSD, in accordance with arrangements made with the chief executive of MSD,—

(a)

to ascertain whether MSD holds any address information about any person entitled to the bond who is named in the request; and

(b)

if that is the case, to supply that information to the department.

(4)

On receipt of a request made under subsection (3), MSD may supply the information requested to any officer or employee of the department who is authorised to receive that information.

Section 22E: inserted, on 1 October 2010, by section 18 of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 95).

Section 22E heading: amended, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Section 22E(1) MSD: inserted, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Section 22E(1) Social Welfare: repealed, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Section 22E(2): amended, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Section 22E(3): amended, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Section 22E(3)(a): amended, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Section 22E(4): amended, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).