New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

32 Rates of payment of New Zealand superannuation payable to people resident in specified Pacific countries

(1)

The rate of New Zealand superannuation payable under section 31 is,—

(a)

in the case of a person who has resided in New Zealand for 20 or more years since turning 20 years, the base rate:

(b)

in the case of a person who has resided in New Zealand for 10 or more years but fewer than 20 years since turning 20 years, an amount calculated using the following formula:

a × b ÷ 20

where—
a

is the base rate

b

is the whole number of years the person has resided in New Zealand since turning 20 years:

(c)

in the case of a person who is resident in a specified Pacific country and was being paid New Zealand superannuation immediately before 1 October 1999 under section 17 or section 17B of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990 as it was immediately before that date, the higher of—

(i)

the amount he or she was being paid immediately before that date; and

(ii)

the appropriate amount payable under paragraph (a) or paragraph (b).

(2)

For the purposes of this section, the base rate is,—

(a)

in the case of a single person, the amount stated in clause (1)(b) of Schedule 1; and

(b)

in the case of a person who is married or in a civil union or in a de facto relationship, the amount stated in clause (1)(c) of that schedule.

(3)

However, if sections 187 to 191 of the Social Security Act 2018 apply, that amount must be reduced by the amount deducted in accordance with those sections.

Compare: 1990 No 26 s 17C

Section 32(2)(b): amended, on 1 April 2007, by section 4 of the New Zealand Superannuation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 17).

Section 32(2)(b): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the New Zealand Superannuation Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 17).

Section 32(3): replaced, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).