Social Security (Alternative Arrangement for Overseas Pensions) Amendment Regulations 2002

2002/118

Social Security (Alternative Arrangement for Overseas Pensions) Amendment Regulations 2002


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Social Policy.


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

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2002.

3 Category of eligible overseas pensioners
  • Regulation 6 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraph (b), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (b) is entitled to receive or receives an overseas pension paid by, or on behalf of, any 1 (but not more than 1) of the following:

      • (i) the Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland:

      • (ii) the Government of Australia:

      • (iii) the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands:

      • (iv) the Government of the Republic of Ireland.

Diane Wilderspin,

Acting for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2002, amend the Social Security (Alternative Arrangement for Overseas Pensions) Regulations 1996 (the principal regulations). They extend the list of countries from which overseas pensioners can receive pensions under alternative arrangements set out in the principal regulations. At present, alternative arrangements can be made only in respect of pensions received from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Under these regulations, alternative arrangements will also be able to be entered into with respect to pensions received from Australia, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Ireland.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 May 2002.


  • 1 SR 1996/317