This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which amend the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004 (the regulations), come into force on 8 February 2014. The regulations provide for the payment of childcare and OSCAR subsidies as childcare assistance. The rates are set out in Schedule 1 of the regulations and are graded according to income. On 27 September 2010, the income thresholds were changed. As a transitional measure, the old thresholds were retained in Schedule 2 of the regulations and applied to people who had received the subsidy on the basis of those thresholds in the 12 months before the change. The transitional measure was due to expire on 27 September 2013. It was later extended to 7 February 2014.
The amendments made by these regulations again extend the application of Schedule 2 of the regulations, to 8 February 2015. However, the rates in that schedule will not apply in respect of children for whom a subsidy at those rates has never been received.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 January 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.