Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Amendment Regulations 2013

2013/259

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Social Security (Period of Income Assessment) Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of June 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 132 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 (Period of Income Assessment) Amendment Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations 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.

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule amended
  • In the Schedule, clause 1, item relating to jobseeker support (as that item is inserted by section 86 and Part 2 of Schedule 3 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013), replace clause 1(ab) or (ba) with clause 1(ab), (ba), or (c).

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 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.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 June 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.