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 2010, amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005. The amendments increase certain monetary amounts applicable to persons who are residents assessed as requiring care and to whom Part 4 of the Social Security Act 1964 applies.
Regulation 4 increases from $246.91 to $251.75 the yearly clothing allowance payable to certain residents assessed as requiring care specified in section 154 of the Social Security Act 1964.
Regulation 5 increases from $34.87 per week to $35.55 the personal allowance defined in section 136 of the Social Security Act 1964. The personal allowance is an amount of benefit that a person assessed as requiring care is not required to contribute to the cost of his or her contracted care services.
These increases reflect a 1.96% increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups) from the December 2008 quarter to the December 2009 quarter.