Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013

  • revoked
  • Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013: revoked, on 1 July 2014, by regulation 4 of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/154).

Reprint
as at 1 July 2014

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Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013

(SR 2013/189)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of May 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

  • Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013: revoked, on 1 July 2014, by regulation 4 of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/154).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health.


Pursuant to section 155 of the Social Security Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2013.

3 Schedule 27 of Social Security Act 1964 amended
  • (1) In the Social Security Act 1964, Schedule 27, clause 1(2), replace $213,297 with $215,132.

    (2) In the Social Security Act 1964, Schedule 27, clause 1(3), replace $116,806 with $117,811.

    (3) In the Social Security Act 1964, Schedule 27, clause 5, definition of income-from-assets exemption, replace:

    • (a) $945 with $951; and

    • (b) $1,890 with $1,902; and

    • (c) $2,835 with $2,852.

4 Consequential revocation

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend Schedule 27 of the Social Security Act 1964 (the Act). Schedule 27 relates to means assessments for long-term residential care.

The relevant asset thresholds set out in Schedule 27 are increased, as required by section 155(2) of the Act, by 0.86%. This is the amount of the movement in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups) for the year ended 31 March 2013. The new asset thresholds, rounded up to the nearest whole dollar (as required by section 155(3) of the Act), are—

  • Threshold A: $215,132 (applies to residents with no spouse or partner, or whose spouse or partner also requires care, or whose spouse or partner does not require care but has elected to have Threshold A apply):

  • Threshold B: $117,811 (applies to residents with a spouse or partner who does not require care and who has not elected to have Threshold A apply).

The income-from-assets exemption set out in Schedule 27 is increased, as required by section 155(2) of the Act, by 0.61%. This is the amount of the movement in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups, excluding cigarettes and other tobacco products) for the year ended 31 March 2013, as that amount is calculated under section 155(2A) of the Act. The changes in the amounts, after rounding up to the nearest whole dollar, are as follows:

  • from $945 to $951, if the person is single:

  • from $1,890 to $1,902, if the person's spouse or partner is a resident assessed as requiring care:

  • from $2,835 to $2,852, if the person's spouse or partner is not a resident assessed as requiring care.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/154): regulation 4