This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 October 2011, amend the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (the principal regulations). The amendments made by these regulations will apply to allowances for courses of study that commence on or after 1 January 2012.
Clause 5 amends regulation 2 of the principal regulations to provide a definition of family scheme income. Family scheme income will be used instead of taxable income in the calculation of parental income, and the definition of parental income is amended accordingly.
Clause 5 also provides a definition of applicant in relation to a student allowance and makes consequential amendments to the definitions of spouse and partner.
Clause 6 amends the eligibility criteria for certain student allowances in regulation 12(1)(a)(iv)(A) of the principal regulations to include reference to a person recognised under the Immigration Act 1987 or the Immigration Act 2009 as a protected person.
Clause 7 amends regulation 44 of the principal regulations (deprivation of income) so that it applies also where a parent or spouse or partner of an applicant deprives himself or herself of any income resulting in the applicant becoming eligible for an allowance or an increased allowance.
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 August 2011.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.