Social Security (Temporary Additional Support— Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme) Amendment Regulations 2011

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Social Security (Temporary Additional Support— Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme) Amendment Regulations 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of March 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 132AB 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 (Temporary Additional Support—Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme) Amendment Regulations 2011.

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 4 is amended by inserting the following definitions in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    Canterbury earthquake-related temporary accommodation costs means, in relation to a person, any accommodation costs that the person pays or incurs only or mainly because—

    • (a) the person has been required to vacate any affected premises (as defined in clause 5(1) of the Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme) because the premises are uninhabitable and the person cannot reoccupy the premises until remediation work is carried out; or

    • (b) the person is or has been required to vacate any affected premises (as so defined) temporarily to enable remediation work to be carried out

    Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme means the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (Canterbury Earthquake) Programme established and approved by the Minister under section 124(1)(d) of the Act.

5 Schedule 1 amended
  • Clause 5 of Schedule 1 is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (e):

    • (ea) the Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme (as defined in regulation 4):.

6 Schedule 2 amended
  • Clause 5 of Schedule 2 is amended by revoking paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) do not include the following costs:

      • (i) any costs of residential care services in respect of which temporary additional support must not be granted under section 61G(4) of the Act; and

      • (ii) any Canterbury earthquake-related temporary accommodation costs (as defined in regulation 4) of the person if he or she is eligible for, and he or she and any members of his or her family who usually reside with him or her are granted (or the chief executive has not yet declined to grant them), assistance under the Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme (as so defined), even if those costs exceed the rate of, or are paid or incurred after the ending of, or are otherwise not met or not to be met by, assistance of that kind; and

      • (iii) any Canterbury earthquake-related temporary accommodation costs (as defined in regulation 4) of the person if he or she and any members of his or her family who usually reside with him or her are not granted assistance under the Canterbury Earthquake TAA Programme (as so defined) because he or she is not eligible for, or the chief executive has in his or her discretion declined to grant them, assistance of that kind; and.

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 on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, are made under the Social Security Act 1964 (the Act). They amend Schedules 1 and 2 of the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005. Those schedules define a person's chargeable income and allowable costs. That income and those costs affect whether the person is eligible for temporary additional support. The amendments exclude from that income and those costs assistance under, and Canterbury earthquake-related temporary accommodation costs that are or are not to be met by assistance under, a programme established and approved by the Minister for Social Development and Employment under section 124(1)(d) of the Act. That programme is the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (Canterbury Earthquake) Programme.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 March 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.