This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 30 March 2012, amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations). The amendments—
ensure that certain payments made by or on behalf of the Crown in relation to property or land in the red zone under a Government offer that has been accepted by the person to whom it was made are not cash assets for the purposes of the principal regulations for 24 months after the payment is made if the chief executive is satisfied that the person intends to use the payment to repair or rebuild any existing residential premises or to purchase any replacement residential premises; and
increase certain exemption periods to 24 months, but only if the chief executive is satisfied that the person to whom a payment is to be or has been made intends to use or has used the payment to repair or rebuild any existing residential premises, or to purchase any replacement residential premises; and
clarify that if certain payments are paid in instalments, or 1 or more payments are made, the date that the payments are made is the date on which the final instalment is paid or the last payment is made.
Date of notification in Gazette: 29 March 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.