This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 2 May 2011, amend the Social Security (Exemptions under Section 105) Regulations 1998. Section 105 of the Social Security Act 1964 allows a person of a specified category to apply for an exemption from his or her work test obligations or the obligation to participate in a work preparation exercise.
The amendments made by these regulations—
allow a work-tested sickness beneficiary to apply for an exemption from his or her work test obligations and specify the grounds on which the exemption may be granted; and
specify a further ground on which a work-tested domestic purposes beneficiary may be granted an exemption from his or her work test obligations.
Date of notification in Gazette: 21 April 2011.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.