Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Amendment Regulations 2015

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Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Amendment Regulations 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of February 2015

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 132AB 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 (Temporary Additional Support) Amendment Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 April 2015.

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule 2 amended
  • In each provision of Schedule 2 of the principal regulations listed in the first column of the Schedule of these regulations, replace the amount set out opposite that provision in the second column with the amount set out opposite that provision in the third column.

5 Consequential revocation

Schedule
Amendments to Schedule 2 of principal regulations

r 4

Provision amended Old amount ($)New amount ($) 
Clause 3(a) 24.8925.42 
Clause 3(b) table, beds (including mattresses) 29.7829.93 
Clause 3(b) table, combined refrigerator-freezer 23.5623.68 
Clause 3(b) table, separate refrigerator and separate freezer 23.5623.68 
Clause 3(b) table, dining suite 29.7829.93 
Clause 3(b) table, lounge suite 29.7829.93 
Clause 3(b) table, portable heaters 16.1216.20 
Clause 3(b) table, washing machine 23.5623.68 
Clause 3(b) table, stove 23.5623.68 
Clause 3(b) table, television set 22.3222.43 
Clause 3(d) 23.5623.68 
Clause 3(h) 63.6964.01 
Clause 3(i) 63.6964.01 
Clause 9 23.5623.68 
Clause 10 23.5623.68 

Michael Webster,
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, which come into force on 1 April 2015, amend Schedule 2 of the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005 by increasing the limits on certain allowable costs for which temporary additional support may be granted.

The increase in the amount in clause 3(a) of that schedule reflects a 2.13% increase in the actual rentals for the housing component of the New Zealand Consumers Price Index from the December 2013 quarter to the December 2014 quarter.

The other increases reflect a 0.51% increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index from the December 2013 quarter to the December 2014 quarter (calculated for all quarters using the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups), excluding cigarettes and other tobacco products).


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 February 2015.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.