This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
Regulations 5, 6, and 7 of the principal regulations specify the grounds on which certain categories of persons may apply to the chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development for an exemption from work test obligations. One of the specified grounds in each of regulations 5, 6, and 7 is that the person has primary responsibility for the day-to-day care of a child who is aged less than 5 years and not a dependent child of the person (for example, a person who is the principal caregiver of a foster child).
Regulations 5, 6, and 7 of the principal regulations are amended so that on and after 1 April 2016 this specified ground is limited to a person having the primary responsibility for the day-to-day care of a child who is aged less than 3 years and not a dependent child of the person.
Date of notification in Gazette: 10 March 2016.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.