Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010

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Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010

Public Act
2010 No 105
Date of assent
23 August 2010
see section 2


3Principal Act amended
5Domestic purposes benefits for solo parents
6Sickness benefit: medical examinations
7Rates of sickness benefit
8New section 54DA inserted
54DASickness beneficiary may be required to comply with work test
9Independent youth benefits: obligations
11Purpose of sections 60Q to 60Z
12Personal development and employment plans
13Obligations of spouse or partner of person granted emergency benefit
15New section 61HA inserted
61HAAnnual CPI adjustment of rates of certain benefits
16Payment of benefits
17New section 86K inserted
86KValidation of benefit payments and other payments in respect of certain children in care
18New sections 99AA and 99AB inserted
99AAUnemployment benefit: expiry
99ABUnemployment benefit: requirements for re-grant
19New section 101 inserted
101Purpose of sections 102 to 123D
20New sections 102 and 102A substituted
102Application of work test
102AWork test obligations
21Section 103 repealed
22Exemption from obligations
23Sections 105A, 105B, and 105D and heading above section 105A repealed
24Section 110 and heading above section 110 repealed
25Sanctions that may be imposed for failures
26Calculation of failure rate
27Modified effect in some cases of sanctions on rate of benefit for people married or in civil union or de facto relationship
28Meaning of recompliance
30Regulations relating to childcare assistance
31New section 132K inserted
132KRegulations relating to advance payments of benefit
32Regulations relating to this Part
33Schedule 8 repealed
34Schedule 31 amended
35Consequential amendments
36Transitional provision relating to personal development and employment plans
37Transitional provisions relating to job seeker agreements and job seeker development activities
38Transitional provisions relating to sanctions under former section 117(1)(a)
39Transitional provision relating to exemptions from the work test
40Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004 amended
41Rate of childcare subsidy
42New regulation 24 substituted
24Rate of OSCAR subsidy
43New Schedules 1 and 2 substituted
44Social Security (Application of Work Test Obligations) Regulations 2007 amended
45Application of work test obligations
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: