Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2018

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Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 24th day of September 2018

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 132AB 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 (Temporary Additional Support) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2018.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 October 2018.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 8 amended (Cash assets defined)

After regulation 8(3)(n), insert:

(o)

for a person with a disability (A), any direct payment of disability support made by or on behalf of the Crown to A, or a person on A’s behalf, for the purpose of purchasing or obtaining disability support services for A.

5 Regulation 8A amended (Definitions for paragraphs (e), (f), and (m) of regulation 8(3))

(1)

In the heading to regulation 8A, replace “and (m)” with “(m), and (o)”.

(2)

In regulation 8A(3), replace “regulation 8(3)(f)” with “regulation 8(3)(f) and (o)”.

(3)

After regulation 8A(5), insert:

(6)

In regulation 8(3)(o), disability support services has the same meaning as in section 6(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

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 October 2018, amend the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations). The effect of the amendments is to ensure that a person’s cash assets (as defined in regulation 8 of the principal regulations) for the purpose of assessing their eligibility for temporary additional support excludes any direct payment of disability support made by or on behalf of the Crown to a person, or another person on that person’s behalf, for the purpose of purchasing or obtaining disability support services for the person.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 27 September 2018.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.