New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

10 Periods of absence as missionary also not counted

(1)

In determining the period an applicant has been present in New Zealand, no account is taken of any period of absence while engaged in missionary work outside New Zealand as a member of, or on behalf of, any religious body or, as the case may be, during any period that the applicant was absent from New Zealand with his or her spouse or partner while that spouse or partner was engaged in that missionary work.

(2)

Subsection (1) applies only if the chief executive is satisfied that the applicant was either born in New Zealand or was ordinarily resident in New Zealand immediately before leaving New Zealand to engage in the missionary work or, as the case may be, to accompany or join his or her spouse or partner.

(3)

Unless otherwise expressly provided in the agreement, the provisions of subsection (1) are not modified by the provisions of any agreement entered into by the Government of New Zealand with the government of any other country, whether before or after the commencement of this section, providing for reciprocity in social security benefits between their respective countries or the provisions of any Act or Order in Council giving effect to the agreement.

(4)

In this section, missionary work includes the advancement of religion or education and the maintenance, care, or relief, of orphans, or the aged, infirm, sick, or needy.

Compare: 1990 No 26 s 4(2)(e), (3), (4)

Section 10(1): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the New Zealand Superannuation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 17).

Section 10(2): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the New Zealand Superannuation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 17).