Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations 2018

2018/22

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Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 26th day of February 2018

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 155 of the Social Security Act 1964 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Regulations 2018.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 April 2018.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 7 amended (Clothing allowance)

In regulation 7(2), replace “$275.50” with “$279.25”.

5 Regulation 12 amended (Personal allowance)

In regulation 12, replace “$43.93” with “$44.53”.

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 2018, amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations). They increase to $279.25 the annual clothing allowance payable under regulation 7 of the principal regulations and increase the personal allowance referred to in regulation 12 of those regulations to $44.53 per week.

These increases reflect a 1.36% increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index from the December 2016 quarter to the December 2017 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: 1 March 2018.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.