Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Act 2020

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Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Act 2020

Public Act
 
2020 No 20
Date of assent
 
2 June 2020
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Act 2020.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on 8 June 2020.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Social Security Act 2018.

Part 1 Substantive amendments

4 Schedule 2 amended

In Schedule 2, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

COVID-19 income relief payment means all or a portion of a payment under the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme

COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme means—

(a)

that programme as approved and established under section 101; or

(b)

if that programme is revoked, a programme—

(i)

also approved and established under section 101; and

(ii)

that, with or without modification, replaces, or that corresponds to, that programme

5 Schedule 3 amended

(1)

In Schedule 3, clause 8(a), after “any benefit, grant, allowance, or concession received by the person under this Act”, insert “(but see clause 8A)”.

(2)

In Schedule 3, after clause 8, insert:

8A Exception to exclusion in clause 8(a): income includes COVID-19 income relief payment

(1)

Despite clause 8(a), a person’s income includes a COVID-19 income relief payment received by the person.

(2)

However, a payment of that kind is not income of the person for the purposes of the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme.

Part 2 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

6 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1, after Part 3, insert the Part 4 set out in the Schedule of this Act.

Schedule New Part 4 of Schedule 1 of Social Security Act 2018

s 6

Part 4 Provisions relating to Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Act 2020

80 Repeals and amendment

(1)

This clause takes effect when the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme is revoked and not replaced.

(2)

In Schedule 2, repeal the definitions of COVID-19 income relief payment and COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme.

(3)

In Schedule 3, clause 8(a), delete “(but see clause 8A)”.

(4)

In Schedule 3, repeal clause 8A.

(5)

In this clause, COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme has the meaning in section 4 of the Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Act 2020.

81 Effect of repeal or amendment of provisions ensuring COVID-19 income relief payment is income

The repeal or amendment, by clause 80, of any provisions does not affect their previous operation—

(a)

on or after 8 June 2020; and

(b)

before they are repealed or amended by clause 80.

Legislative history

26 May 2020

Introduction (Bill 267–1)

27 May 2020

First reading, second reading, committee of the whole House, third reading

2 June 2020

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.