Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations 2015

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Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of March 2015

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 170 and clauses 2, 3, and 12 of Schedule 1 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 and sections 29A and 96 of the War Pensions Act 1954, 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 Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations 2015.

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

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 42 amended (Rates of veteran’s pension)
5 Part 8 heading replaced
  • Replace the Part 8 heading with:

    Part 8
    Miscellaneous provisions.

6 New regulation 70A and cross-headings inserted
  • Above regulation 71, insert:

    Allowances and annuity payable under Part 1 of Schedule 1 of Act

    70A Allowances and annuity payable under Part 1 of Schedule 1 of Act
    • (1) This regulation applies to the allowances and the annuity that are described in the first column of Schedule 3 and that are payable in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Act.

      (2) For the purposes of Schedule 1 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, the amount or maximum rate of an allowance or annuity to which this regulation applies is the amount or maximum rate specified in the second column alongside the description of the allowance or annuity..

    Revocations.

7 New Schedule 3 inserted

Schedule
New Schedule 3 inserted

r 7

Schedule 3
Allowances and annuity payable under Part 1 of Schedule 1 of Act

r 70A

Allowance or annuityAmount
Maximum rate of allowance payable under regulation 44 of the War Pensions Regulations 1956$25.13 a week
Allowance payable under section 29A of the War Pensions Act 1954 and regulation 39A of the War Pensions Regulations 1956$31.30 a week
Annuity payable under section 29A of the War Pensions Act 1954 and regulation 39C of the War Pensions Regulations 1956$2,189.38

 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 the Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014 (the principal regulations).

Regulation 42 of the principal regulations prescribes the rates of veteran’s pension payable under Part 6 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (the Act). Section 170 of the Act provides for the rates of veteran’s pension to be adjusted every year. These regulations amend regulation 42 of the principal regulations to adjust the rates of veteran’s pension payable in accordance with section 170.

These regulations also add a new regulation 70A and new Schedule 3 to the principal regulations. The provisions adjust the amounts of certain entitlements payable under the War Pensions Act 1954 that continue to be paid in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Act. The adjustment increases the amounts by 0.51%, which reflects the increase in the Consumers Price Index (All Groups) excluding cigarettes and other tobacco products between the December 2013 quarter and the December 2014 quarter.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 March 2015.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.