This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 15 October 2012, amend the Social Security (Exemptions under Section 105) Regulations 1998 (the principal regulations).
Regulation 4 amends regulation 3 of the principal regulations so that a person who has primary responsibility for a child aged less than 5 years (rather than 6) may apply for an exemption under that regulation.
Regulation 5 inserts a new regulation 3A of the principal regulations. This creates an exemption for certain persons who are subject to obligations under section 60Q of the Social Security Act 1964 (the Act), provided that one of the grounds in new regulation 3A(2) applies.
Regulation 6 adds a new ground to regulation 4 of the principal regulations, which applies to all work-tested beneficiaries.
Regulation 7 makes the same amendment to regulation 5 of the principal regulations as regulation 4.
Regulation 8 amends regulation 6 of the principal regulations so that work-tested widow's beneficiaries may apply for an exemption from their work test obligations.
Regulation 9 makes the same amendment to regulation 7 of the principal regulations as regulation 4.
Regulation 10 replaces regulation 8B of the principal regulations. Under the substituted regulation, youth payment recipients will be entitled to apply for an exemption from their obligations under section 170 of the Act.
Date of notification in Gazette: 6 September 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.