Social Security Amendment Act (No 3) 1996

Social Security Amendment Act (No 3) 1996

Public Act1996 No 49
Date of assent1 July 1996

An Act to amend the Social Security Act 1964

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Social Security Amendment Act (No 3) 1996, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Social Security Act 1964 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

2 Abolishing special married rate of training benefit
  • (1) Section 60B of the principal Act (as inserted by section 33(1) of the Finance Act 1989) is hereby amended by repealing subsection (2).

    (2) Schedule 9 to the principal Act (as substituted by section 36(1) of the Finance Act 1989) is hereby amended by repealing clause 3.

    (3) So much of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) Order 1995 (SR 1995/51) as relates to clause 3 of Schedule 9 to the principal Act, is hereby revoked.

    (4) Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (3) of this section, the special rate of training benefit under section 60B(2) of the principal Act shall continue to be payable, as if this section had not been enacted,—

    • (a) To a married person receiving that rate immediately before this section comes into force; and

    • (b) Until the earlier of—

      • (i) The date on which the person is no longer entitled to a training benefit or to that rate of benefit; or

      • (ii) The end of the period the benefit is payable for, as determined under section 60C(1) of the principal Act.

3 Abolition of power to make advances to beneficiaries and war pensioners for repair or maintenance of home, etc
4 Transitional arrangements for advances
  • Notwithstanding section 3 of this Act, the Director-General may make an advance under section 125 of the principal Act, as if that section was still in force, if—

    • (a) The application for the advance was made before section 3 of this Act came into force; and

    • (b) The application had not been dealt with before that date.

5 Consequential amendments
  • The principal Act is hereby amended in the manner set out in the Schedule to this Act.

Consequential amendments to Social Security Act 1964

Section 5