This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, most of which come into force on 15 July 2013, amend the Social Security (Exemptions under Section 105) Regulations 1998. The amendments alter exemptions in the light of the commencement, on that date, of most of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (the Amendment Act). Some of the amendments, for example, adjust existing exemptions to cater for beneficiaries who—
receive new categories of benefits on and after 15 July 2013 because of the Amendment Act; and
have work preparation obligations or work test obligations under section 60Q or 102A of the Social Security Act 1964.
Other amendments are consequential on, and add to or adjust consequential amendments made by, the Amendment Act. The rest of the amendments otherwise alter exemptions. The regulation 4(2)(cb) full-time study exemption for all work-tested beneficiaries, for example, is revoked (and is therefore unavailable, for example, to recipients of jobseeker support). But a corresponding full-time study exemption is continued (in new regulations 5(2)(caa) and 7(2)(ba)) for work-tested spouses or partners, and for work-tested sole parent support beneficiaries.
Date of notification in Gazette: 13 June 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.