Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 5) 2010

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Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 5) 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of December 2010

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

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.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 5) 2010.

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

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Interpretation
  • Regulation 3(1) is amended by inserting the following definition after the definition of Act:

    Canterbury earthquake means the earthquake that occurred on 4 September 2010 in Canterbury, and includes all of its aftershocks.

5 Assets exempt from means assessment
  • Regulation 10(1) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (la):

    • (lb) any money paid to a person by the Earthquake Commission continued in existence by section 4(1) of the Earthquake Commission Act 1993, or by an insurance company,—

      • (i) in respect of the destruction of or any damage to any property caused by the Canterbury earthquake; or

      • (ii) for or towards the costs of renting accommodation in place of residential premises destroyed or made uninhabitable by the Canterbury earthquake:.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 the day after notification in the Gazette, amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005 so that money is exempt from means assessment if it has been paid to a person by the Earthquake Commission or an insurance company—

  • in respect of the destruction of or any damage to any property caused by the Canterbury earthquake; or

  • for or towards the costs of renting accommodation in place of residential premises destroyed or made uninhabitable by the Canterbury earthquake.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 December 2010.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.