Student Allowances Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002

2002/257

Student Allowances Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Social Development.


Pursuant to section 303 of the Education Act 1989, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Student Allowances Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002.

    (2) In these regulations, the Student Allowances Regulations 19981 are called the principal regulations.

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

3 Interpretation
  • Regulation 2(1) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from paragraph (c)(ii) of the definition of supported child the words community wage, and substituting the words sickness benefit, an unemployment benefit.

4 Eligibility for certain allowances
  • Regulation 12(3)(b) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the word has, and substituting the words is not or has.

5 Student not eligible for certain allowances where student or spouse receiving social security payments
  • Regulation 13 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraph (a), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (a) a sickness benefit:

    • (ab) an unemployment benefit:.

6 Amount of accommodation benefit and period for which benefit payable
  • Regulation 24(1) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, before the word weekly, the word applicable.

7 New Schedule 3 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 3, and substituting the Schedule 3 set out in the Schedule.


Schedule
New Schedule 3 substituted in principal regulations

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Schedule 3
Weekly value of accommodation benefits

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1
Academic year commencing 1 January 2002

AllowanceWeekly value
Accommodation benefit payable during the academic year commencing 1 January 2002A maximum of $40 per week

2
Academic year commencing 1 January 2003 and subsequent academic years

AllowanceWeekly value
Accommodation benefit payable during the academic year commencing on 1 January 2003 and subsequent academic yearsFor a single student with a supported child or children, a maximum of $60 per week
 For any other student, a maximum of $40 per week

Marie Shroff,

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 October 2002, amend the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (the principal regulations) by increasing the weekly value of the accommodation allowance for a single student with a supported child or children from a maximum of $40 a week to a maximum of $60 a week, with effect from the beginning of the academic year commencing on 1 January 2003. These regulations also make minor changes of a tidying up nature to the principal regulations.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 September 2002.


  • 1 SR 1998/277