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 2006, set out a variation to the upper limit variable used in calculating the amount of temporary additional support available per week under the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005.
The variation has effect if the chief executive is satisfied that the person in relation to whom the sum of temporary additional support that is payable is being calculated—
•is lawfully present in New Zealand awaiting the outcome of his or her application for refugee status in New Zealand; or
•has refugee status in New Zealand; or
•has applied for a residence permit under the Immigration Act 1987 and is compelled to remain in New Zealand through some unforeseen circumstances.
Each of those groups of persons are eligible for temporary additional support under section 74A(1) of the Social Security Act 1964.