New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

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9 Periods of absence that are not counted

(1)

In determining the period an applicant has been present in New Zealand, no account is taken of,—

(a)

in the case of any applicant, any period of absence for the purpose of obtaining any special medical or surgical treatment or vocational training if the chief executive is satisfied that there were good and sufficient reasons for the person leaving New Zealand to obtain that special treatment or training:

(b)

in the case of a mariner, any period of absence while serving on board any ship registered or owned in New Zealand and engaged in trading to and from New Zealand:

(c)

in the case of any applicant, any period of absence while serving in any capacity as a member of any naval, military, or air force of any Commonwealth country or serving in connection with any war in which New Zealand forces were involved as a member of any organisation attached to any of those forces:

(d)

in the case of any applicant, any period of absence while serving in any capacity as an accredited volunteer appointed by Volunteer Service Abroad Incorporated.

(2)

Subsection (1) applies only if the chief executive is satisfied that during the absence of the applicant he or she remained ordinarily resident in New Zealand.

(3)

The reference in subsection (1)(d) to “Volunteer Service Abroad Incorporated” must for all purposes relating to the operation of subsection (1)(d) on or after its commencement on 12 October 2001, and despite any later changes to that body’s name, be read as a reference to the body incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 8 April 1963 as “Volunteer Service Abroad Inc”.

Compare: 1990 No 26 s 4(2)(a)–(d)

Section 9(3): inserted, on 25 February 2012, by section 4 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 16).