Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Regulations 1996

Reprint
as at 7 December 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Regulations 1996

(SR 1996/128)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of May 1996

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


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.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.


Pursuant to section 132 of the Social Security Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Regulations 1996.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on 1 July 1996.

2 Period over which income to be calculated
  • (1) For the purposes of determining the weekly income of any person in accordance with section 64(2A) of the Social Security Act 1964, the number of weeks over which that income is to be determined shall be the appropriate number of weeks set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

    (2) Nothing in subclause (1) shall prevent the chief executive, with the agreement of any person whose income would otherwise be determined over 52 weeks, determining that person's income over the period of 1 week.

    (3) An agreement with a person under subclause (2) may be ended by the person or by the chief executive at any time by notice to the other.

    Regulation 2(2): amended, on 1 October 1998, pursuant to section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

    Regulation 2(3): amended, on 1 October 1998, pursuant to section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).


Schedule
Number of weeks over which a person's weekly income is to be determined under section 64(2A) of the Social Security Act 1964

r 2

 Benefit Weeks over which income to be determined
1Supported living payment  
 Sole parent support  
 Jobseeker support paid at the rate in clause 1(ab), (ba), or (c) of Schedule 9 of the Social Security Act 1964  
 New Zealand superannuation (in respect of any rate set out in clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001) or veteran's pension (in respect of any rate specified in section 169(2) of the Veterans' Support Act 2014 that is subject to abatement under section 171 of that Act) in each case, 52 weeks
2Any other benefit 1 week
  • Schedule item 1: amended, on 7 December 2014, by section 278 of the Veterans' Support Act 2014 (2014 No 56).

  • Schedule item 1: amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 86 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

  • Schedule item 1: amended, on 15 July 2013, by section 97 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

  • Schedule item 1: amended, on 15 July 2013, by regulation 4 of the Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/259).

  • Schedule item 1: amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 9(2) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).

  • Schedule item 1: amended, on 15 April 2005, by section 17(2) of the Social Security (Social Assistance) Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 30).

  • Schedule item 1: amended, on 15 April 2003, by section 12(2) of the War Pensions Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 18).

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 May 1996.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Regulations 1996 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

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
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint