New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2006

New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2006

Public Act2006 No 31
Date of assent30 June 2006

Note

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development and the Treasury.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2006.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 1 July 2006.

3 Principal Act amended
4 Living alone payments
  • Section 13(3)(b) is amended by omitting or household expenses (including accommodation expenses).

5 Entitlement to benefits for spouses or partners of persons receiving means-tested residential disability services
  • (1) The heading to section 17 is amended by omitting receiving means-tested residential disability services and substituting in long-term residential care in hospital or rest home.

    (2) Section 17 is amended by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) This section applies to any person who is not in long-term residential care and whose spouse or partner is in long-term residential care in a hospital or rest home, whether or not the spouse or partner is a resident assessed as requiring care (within the meaning of section 136 of the Social Security Act 1964).

6 Living alone rate of payment for spouses or partners of persons receiving means-tested residential disability services
  • The heading to section 18 is amended by omitting receiving means-tested residential disability services and substituting in long-term residential care in hospital or rest home.

7 Absences up to 52 weeks with aid agencies
  • (1) The heading to section 24 is amended by omitting 52 and substituting 156.

    (2) Section 24(1)(b) is amended by omitting 52 and substituting 156.


Legislative history

21 February 2006Introduction (Bill 22-1)
1 March 2006First reading and referral to Social Services Committee
4 May 2006Reported from Social Services Committee
13 June 2006Divided from New Zealand Superannuation and Veterans' Pensions (Entitlements of Spouses and Partners of People in Long-term Residential Care and Remedial Matters) Bill (Bill 22-1) as Bill 22-2A
27 June 2006Third reading