Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations 1998

6 Eligibility for community services cards
  • (1) Regulation 8 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (1), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (1) A person is eligible for a community services card if he or she is—

      • (a) A beneficiary who has applied for and is entitled to receive a transitional retirement benefit granted under section 7A of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990, or any of the following benefits under the Social Security Act 1964 (whether or not payment of the benefit has commenced under section 80 of that Act):

        • (i) A widow's benefit:

        • (ii) A domestic purposes benefit:

        • (iii) An invalid's benefit:

        • (iv) A community wage:

        • (v) An independent youth benefit:

        • (vi) An emergency benefit granted instead of a domestic purposes benefit or a community wage:

      • (b) A child in respect of whom an orphan's benefit, an unsupported child's benefit, or a child disability allowance is payable under the Social Security Act 1964:

      • (c) A person whose family credit income is of or less than the appropriate amount specified in subclause (6), and who has one or more dependent children, and who—

        • (i) Is ordinarily resident in New Zealand; or

        • (ii) Is eligible to receive a family tax credit in accordance with Part KD of the Income Tax Act 1994:

      • (d) A person whose family income is of or less than the appropriate amount specified in subclause (5), and who—

        • (i) Does not have any dependent children; and

        • (ii) Is ordinarily resident in New Zealand; and

        • (iii) Is of or over the age of 16, but is not a dependent child or a person whose age would entitle another person to receive (if otherwise entitled) a family credit in respect of him or her; and

        • (iv) Is not a superannuitant; and

        • (v) Does not receive a veteran's pension under the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990; and

        • (vi) Is not the spouse of a person who has made an election under section 6(2) or section 11(2) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990:

      • (e) A superannuitant whose superannuation income is of or less than the appropriate amount specified in subclause (5):

      • (f) A student whose family income is of or less than the appropriate amount specified in subclause (5), and who—

        • (i) Is ordinarily resident in New Zealand; and

        • (ii) Is undertaking a recognised course of study in a full-time course at a tertiary institution (other than a secondary school) within the meaning of the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/277):

      • (g) A person who is receiving residential care disability services purchased by or with the assistance of a purchaser, and who has had his or her financial means assessed under the Social Security Act 1964.

    (2) Regulation 8 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (3), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (3) The spouse of a person who is eligible for a community services card and who is ordinarily resident in New Zealand is also eligible for a community services card, unless either spouse is receiving residential care disability services purchased by or with the assistance of a purchaser.

    (3) Regulation 8(6) of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraph (e), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (e) For a family with 6 or more persons, $47,385 per annum for the first 6 people, plus a further $4,840 per annum for each additional person.