This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 9 December 2014, amend the Social Security (Income and Cash Assets Exemptions) Regulations 2011.
extend from 24 months to 48 months the period in which certain payments (and related interest derived from them) made in relation to the Canterbury earthquake are to be exempt from being treated as income or cash assets for the purpose of determining entitlement to financial support; and
ensure that payments made on or after 24 December 2010 by the Earthquake Commission or by an insurance company for property loss or damage caused by the Canterbury earthquake, or for rental costs incurred as a result of the Canterbury earthquake, are not treated as income for the purpose of determining entitlement to financial support.
Date of notification in Gazette: 11 December 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.