This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 17 February 2012, amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005. Some of the amendments update references. The rest ensure that certain payments made because of entitlements under the Sleepover Wages (Settlement) Act 2011 are, for the first 12 months after the payments are made, assets that are exempt from means assessments for long-term residential care.
Date of notification in Gazette: 16 February 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.