Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2005

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Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2005


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 2005.

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

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 April 2005.

3 Amendments relating to Working for Families package
  • Schedule 2 of the principal regulations is amended in the manner set out in Schedule 1.

4 Amendments relating to changes in Consumers Price Index
  • Each provision of the principal regulations set out in column 1 of Schedule 2 is amended by omitting each amount set out in column 2 of that schedule and substituting the amount opposite to it set out in column 3.

5 Other amendments
  • Schedule 2 of the principal regulations is further amended in the manner set out in Schedule 3.


Schedule 1
Schedule 2 of principal regulations amended as part of Working for Families package

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Revoke the first, third, and sixth items in the first and second columns of table 1.

Omit from the second and seventh items in the first column of table 1 the word childless and substitute, in each case, the words with or without supported children.

Omit from the fourth item in the first column of table 1 the words 1 supported child and substitute the words 1 or more supported children.

Revoke the first item in the first and second columns of table 4. Omit from the second item in the first column of table 4 the words 1 supported child and substitute the words 1 or more supported children.

Schedule 2
Principal regulations amended to reflect changes in Consumers Price Index

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Column 1Column 2Column 3
Provisions amendedExpressions omitted ($)Expressions substituted ($)
   
Schedule 2  
Table 1, second column332.43341.77
 283.75291.78
 193.92199.53
 160.93165.27
Table 2, second column103.93106.74
 69.7871.66
Table 3, second column103.93106.74
 69.7871.66
Table 4, second column283.75291.78
 193.92199.53
 154.48158.66
Table 5, second column160.93165.27
Table 7, second column128.74132.21
 160.93165.27
 648665.5

Schedule 3
Schedule 2 of principal regulations further amended

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Omit from the second column of table 4 the item beginning The value specified in column 3 of Table 7 and substitute the words The value specified in the second column of the second item of table 7.

Omit from the second column of table 4 the item beginning The value specified in column 2 of Table 7 and substitute the words The value specified in the second column of the first item of table 7.

Diane Morcom,

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 April 2005, amend Schedule 2 of the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 ( the principal regulations).

Schedule 2 of the principal regulations sets out eligibility criteria for different rates of student allowances.

The amendments to Schedule 2 of the principal regulations are set out in separate schedules because they serve 3 distinct purposes

  • the amendments effected by regulation 3 and Schedule 1 are designed to remove the component of student allowances that relates to supported children, as part of the Working for Families package; and

  • the amendments effected by regulation 4 and Schedule 2 increase the rates of student allowances in accordance with a 2.70% increase in the Consumers Price Index; and

  • the amendments effected by regulation 5 and Schedule 3 update 2 incorrect cross-references to items in table 7 that resulted from the reformatting of that table when it was substituted by the Student Allowances Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2004 (SR 2004/299).

After all 3 sets of amendments have been made, the tables in Schedule 2 of the principal regulations will read as follows:

Table 1
Value of basic grant
   
GroupsWeekly value of basic grantIncome limit for all groups
A married student not over the income limit, spouse not enrolled in more than half of a full-time course, with or without supported children$341.77A personal weekly income before tax not exceeding $135.13 and a combined weekly income before tax not exceeding $270.26
A married student, not over the income limit, spouse enrolled in a course that is more than half of a full-time course but neither receives nor is eligible to be awarded a grant, 1 or more supported children$291.78 
A married student, not over the income limit, spouse enrolled in a course that is more than half of a full-time course but neither receives nor is eligible to be awarded a grant, childless$199.53 
A married student, not over the income limit, spouse enrolled in a course which is more than a half-time course and receives, or is eligible to receive, a grant, with or without supported children$165.27 
Table 2
Value of basic grant
   
GroupsWeekly value of basic grantIncome limit for all groups
A married student, not over the income limit, not living with spouse, childless$106.74A personal weekly income before tax not exceeding $135.13 and a combined weekly income before tax of over $270.26 but under $610.00
A married student, not over the income limit, living with spouse, childless$71.66 
Table 3
Value of basic grant
   
GroupsWeekly value of basic grantIncome limit for all groups
A married student, not over the income limit, not living with spouse, 1 or more supported children$106.74A personal weekly income before tax not exceeding $135.13 and a combined weekly income before tax of over $270.26 but under $630.00
A married student, not over the income limit, living with spouse, 1 or more supported children$71.66 
Table 4
Value of basic grant
   
GroupsWeekly value of basic grantIncome limit for all groups
A single student, not over the income limit, with 1 or more supported children$291.78A weekly income before tax not exceeding $135.13
A single student, 25 or older, not over the income limit, not living in a parental home, childless$199.53 
A single student, 25 or older, not over the income limit, living in a parental home, childless$158.66 
A single student, under 25, not over the income limit, not living in a parental home, childlessThe value specified in the second column of the second item of Table 7 
A single student, under 25, not over the income limit, living in a parental home, childlessThe value specified in the second column of the first item of Table 7 
Table 5
Value of independent circumstances grant
   
 Value of allowanceIncome limit
The value of the Independent Circumstances Grant$165.27 per weekA weekly income before tax not exceeding $135.13
Table 6
Value of A-Bursary and B-Bursary
  
 Value of allowance
The value of an A-Bursary$200.00 per annum
The value of a B-Bursary$100.00 per annum
Table 7
Weekly value of basic grant for single students under 25 without a supported child on and after 1 January 2005
  
GroupsWeekly value of allowance
A student living at home$132.21, which amount is, after the deduction of standard tax, to be reduced by 25 cents for each $1 of weekly parental income in excess of $665.50 a week.
A student living away from home$165.27, which amount is, after the deduction of standard tax, to be reduced by 25 cents for each $1 of weekly parental income in excess of $665.50 a week.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 March 2005.


  • 1 SR 1998/277