Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2006

2006/349

Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2006


Note

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Health.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 21st day of November 2006

Pursuant to section 155 of the Social Security Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2006.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Assets exempt from means assessment
  • Regulation 10(1) is amended by adding the following paragraph:

    • (e) the value of any compensation or ex gratia payment made by the Government of any country to the person or his or her spouse or partner because the person or his or her spouse or partner—

      • (i) was a prisoner of war, civilian internee, or victim of persecution of any country during the Second World War; or

      • (ii) was a dependant child of a person who was a prisoner of war, civilian internee, or victim of persecution of any country during the Second World War.

5 Social Security Act 1964 not affected
  • Nothing in regulation 4 affects paragraph (c) of the definition of exempt assets in clause 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 27 of the Act.

6 Income exempt from means assessment
  • (1) Regulation 11 is amended by revoking paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) any compensation or ex gratia payment made by the Government of any country to the person or his or her spouse or partner because the person or his or her spouse or partner—

      • (i) was a prisoner of war, civilian internee, or victim of persecution of any country during the Second World War; or

      • (ii) was a dependant child of a person who was a prisoner of war, civilian internee, or victim of persecution of any country during the Second World War:.

    (2) Regulation 11(b) is amended by inserting compensation or after from.

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 the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations).

Regulations 10 and 11 of the principal regulations prescribe categories of assets and income that are exempt from means assessment. These categories are amended to include any compensation or ex gratia payment received by a person or his or her spouse or partner on account of that person or his or her spouse or partner having been—

  • a prisoner of war, civilian internee, or victim of persecution of any country during the Second World War; or

  • a dependant child of a person who was a prisoner of war, civilian internee, or victim of persecution of any country during the Second World War.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 November 2006.