Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2012

  • repealed
  • Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2012: repealed, on 26 November 2018, pursuant to section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Reprint as at 26 November 2018

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Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2012

Public Act
 
2012 No 114
Date of assent
 
11 December 2012
Commencement
 
see section 2

Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2012: repealed, on 26 November 2018, pursuant to section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

 
1 Title

This Act is the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2012.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended

This Act amends the Social Security Act 1964.

4 Interpretation

Paragraph (a) of the definition of work-test married rate in section 3(1) is repealed and the following paragraph substituted:

(a)

means, in relation to an unemployment benefit or a sickness benefit, a rate in Schedule 9 that is payable to a person who is married or in a civil union or in a de facto relationship, other than a rate payable if the person’s spouse or partner is entitled to a benefit in his or her own right:

5 Procedure for imposing sanctions

Section 113(2) is amended by repealing paragraphs (d) and (e) and substituting the following paragraphs:

(d)

specifying a date on which the reduction, suspension, or cancellation is to take effect, and, in the case of a reduction or suspension, the nature and duration of the reduction or suspension; and

(e)

stating that the beneficiary has 5 working days from the giving of the notice to dispute the reduction, suspension, or cancellation; and

6 Repeals and savings

Section 135(5) is repealed and the following subsection substituted:

(5)

If a sickness benefit was in force on 13 September 1961 (the date of the passing of the Social Security Amendment Act 1961), and is in force at 1 April 1965 (the date of the commencement of this Act),—

(a)

nothing in section 55(1) or 66 or Schedule 9 or 10 applies with respect to it; and

(b)

it may be continued as if this Act, and section 6 of the Social Security Amendment Act 1961, had not been passed.

7 Schedule 18 amended

Paragraph (da) of the definition of base rate in clause 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 18 is amended by omitting “in not” and substituting “is not”.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 2012 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32): section 455(1)