This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 19 April 2011, amend the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005. The effect of the amendments is to exclude payments made under the recently established Individual Support Payments Programme from the definition of chargeable income, which is relevant in determining a person’s eligibility for temporary additional support. The Individual Support Payments Programme is designed to provide short-term special assistance to certain people affected by the aftershock of the Canterbury earthquake that occurred on 22 February 2011.
Date of notification in Gazette: 19 April 2011.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.