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

  • enacted

Hon Paula Bennett

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

Government Bill


As reported from the committee of the whole House


Bill note

1 Title

2 Commencement


12 Principal Act amended

13 Interpretation

14 Domestic purposes benefits for solo parents

14A Sickness benefit: medical examinations

15 Rates of sickness benefit

16 New section 54DA inserted

17 Independent youth benefits: obligations

18 Interpretation

19 Purpose of sections 60Q to 60Z

20 Personal development and employment plans

20A Obligations of spouse or partner of person granted emergency benefit

21 Interpretation

22 New section 61HA inserted

23 Payment of benefits

24 New section 86K inserted

25 New sections 99AA and 99AB inserted

26 New section 101 inserted

27 New sections 102 and 102A substituted

27A Section 103 repealed

28 Exemption from obligations

29 Sections 105A, 105B, and 105D and heading above section 105A repealed

30 Section 110 and heading above section 110 repealed

31 Sanctions that may be imposed for failures

32 Calculation of failure rate

33 Modified effect in some cases of sanctions on rate of benefit for people married or in civil union or de facto relationship

34 Meaning of recompliance

35 Regulations

36 Regulations relating to childcare assistance

37 New section 132K inserted

37A Regulations relating to this Part

38 Schedule 8 repealed

39 Schedule 31 amended

40 Consequential amendments

Transitional provisions

41 Transitional provision relating to personal development and employment plans

42 Transitional provisions relating to job seeker agreements and job seeker development activities

43 Transitional provisions relating to sanctions under former section 117(1)(a)

44 Transitional provision relating to exemptions from the work test

Amendments to Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004

45 Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004 amended

46 Rate of childcare subsidy

47 New regulation 24 substituted

48 New Schedules 1 and 2 substituted

Amendment to Social Security (Application of Work Test Obligations) Regulations 2007

48A Social Security (Application of Work Test Obligations) Regulations 2007 amended

48B Application of work test obligations


Schedule 1
Consequential amendments

Schedule 2
Consequential amendments to Social Security Act 1964 relating to work-testing of sickness beneficiaries

Schedule 3
New Schedules 1 and 2 of Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: