New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

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24 Absences up to 156 weeks with aid agencies

(1)

The chief executive may pay New Zealand superannuation to any person who—

(a)

is otherwise entitled to receive it; and

(b)

is absent from New Zealand for a period not exceeding 156 weeks; and

(c)

is engaged, while absent from New Zealand, in full-time voluntary and unpaid humanitarian work for a recognised aid agency that—

(i)

has, as its principal function, the giving of aid and assistance to less advantaged communities in 1 or more other countries; and

(ii)

has not deprived another person of paid employment to engage the person to do that work on an unpaid basis.

(2)

The chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade must determine any question that arises as to whether an aid agency fulfils the qualifications set out in subsection (1).

Compare: 1990 No 26 s 17A(3A), (3B)

Section 24 heading: amended, on 1 July 2006, by section 7(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 31).

Section 24(1)(b): amended, on 1 July 2006, by section 7(2) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 31).