This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Regulations 1996, and come into force immediately after the commencement, on 15 July 2013, of section 86 and Part 2 of Schedule 3 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013.
The amendment relates to jobseeker support paid at the rate (for a single beneficiary with 1 or more dependent children) in clause 1(c) of Schedule 9 of the Social Security Act 1964.
The amendment ensures, for jobseeker support paid at that rate, that a person’s weekly income is determined under section 64(2A) of that Act by dividing by 52 the person’s total income over a 52-week period. However, the chief executive may, with the person's agreement, instead determine that person's income over the period of 1 week.
Date of notification in Gazette: 13 June 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.