New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

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22 First 26 weeks of certain temporary absences

New Zealand superannuation that would otherwise be payable to a person (other than a person who is receiving New Zealand superannuation overseas under section 26) is payable in respect of the first 26 weeks of any absence from New Zealand if—


the person’s absence does not exceed 30 weeks; or


the person’s absence exceeds 30 weeks and the chief executive is satisfied that the absence beyond 30 weeks is due to circumstances beyond that person’s control that he or she could not reasonably have foreseen before departure.

Compare: 1990 No 26 s 17A(2)

Section 22: amended, on 5 January 2010, by section 5 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 40).