This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 29 June 2007, are made under the Social Security Act 1964 (the Act). They amend the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005 by inserting new regulation 8(3)(f), which excludes certain payments from a person's cash assets, which are considered in determining his or her eligibility for temporary additional support. The excluded payments are ex gratia payments—
•made to the person, on or after 15 December 2006, by or on behalf of the Crown; and
•made because the person suffered a personal injury that is, or was caused by, hepatitis C infection contracted through the New Zealand blood supply.
The exclusion applies only for the first 12 months after the ex gratia payments concerned were made. For that 12-month period, the excluded payments are also—