New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Legislation Amendment Act 2020

  • Corrections have been made to section 34 on 9 November 2020 under section 25(1)(j)(iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 1 August 2020

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New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Legislation Amendment Act 2020

Public Act
 
2020 No 36
Date of assent
 
24 July 2020
Commencement
 
see section 2
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, Treasury, New Zealand Defence Force and Inland Revenue Department.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Amendments to New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001
4Section 4 amended (Interpretation of Part 1 and Schedule 1)
5New section 4AA inserted (Relationship of Part 1 and Schedule 1 with Social Security Act 2018)
4AARelationship of Part 1 and Schedule 1 with Social Security Act 2018
6Section 4A amended (Meaning of living alone)
7Cross-heading above section 7 replaced
8Section 8 amended (Residential qualification for New Zealand superannuation)
9Section 9 replaced (Periods of absence that are not counted)
9Treatment of various periods of absence
10Section 10 amended (Periods of absence as missionary also not counted)
11New section 10A inserted (Treatment of periods of absence if New Zealand income tax withheld on overseas earnings)
10ATreatment of periods of absence if New Zealand income tax withheld on overseas earnings
12Section 12 replaced (Standard rates of New Zealand superannuation)
12Rates of New Zealand superannuation
13Section 15 amended (Annual adjustment of standard rates of New Zealand superannuation)
14Section 16 amended (Annual adjustment of New Zealand superannuation: relationship to net average wage)
15Cross-heading above section 17 replaced
16Section 17 amended (Entitlement to benefits for spouses or partners of persons in long-term residential care in hospital or rest home)
17Section 18 replaced (Single living alone rate for spouses or partners of persons in long-term residential care in hospital or rest home)
18Appropriate rate for spouses or partners of persons in long-term residential care in hospital or rest home
18Section 19 amended (Hospital rates of New Zealand superannuation)
19Section 20 repealed (Special disability allowance)
20Section 26A amended (Calculation of amount of New Zealand superannuation payable overseas)
21New section 35A and cross-heading inserted
35ARegulations
22Schedule 1AA amended
23Schedule 1 amended
24Amendments to Veterans’ Support Act 2014
25Section 158 amended (Interpretation)
26New section 158A inserted (Relationship of this Part with Social Security Act 2018)
158ARelationship of this Part with Social Security Act 2018
27Section 159 amended (Meaning of living alone)
28Section 169 amended (Rates of veteran’s pension)
29Section 170 amended (Annual adjustment of rates of veteran’s pension)
30Section 171 amended (Abatement of veteran’s pension)
31Section 172 repealed (Election if spouse or partner not entitled to superannuation or veteran’s pension)
32Section 185 replaced (Certain absences excluded from calculation)
185Treatment of certain absences for purposes of calculation
33Section 265 amended (Regulations)
34Schedule 1 amended
35Amendments to Social Security Act 2018
36Section 89 amended (Special disability allowance: entitlement in special circumstances)
37Section 169 amended (Interpretation)
38Section 187 amended (Interpretation)
39Section 189 amended (Benefit of person affected is reduced by amount of overseas pension)
40Section 207 amended (Benefit of spouse or partner increased after 13th week of hospitalisation)
41Schedule 1 amended
42Schedule 2 amended
43Schedule 4 amended
44Amendments to Income Tax Act 2007
45Section RD 11 amended (Reduction in certain circumstances)
46Section YA 1 amended (Definitions)
47Consequential amendment to Tax Administration Act 1994
48Section 24B amended (PAYE tax codes)
49Amendments to Health Entitlement Cards Regulations 1993
50Regulation 8 amended (Eligibility for community services cards)
51Amendments to Social Security Regulations 2018
52Regulation 236 amended (Non-qualifying spouses or partners of recipients of New Zealand superannuation or veteran’s pension)
53Regulation 287 amended (Eligibility for SuperGold Card)
54Schedule 6 amended (Number of weeks for calculating weekly income)
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: