Social Security (Cash Assets and Income Exemptions—Christchurch Mosques Attack Support Payments) Amendment Regulations 2020

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Social Security (Cash Assets and Income Exemptions—Christchurch Mosques Attack Support Payments) Amendment Regulations 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 9th day of March 2020

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under sections 422(1), 423(1)(b), and 428(1) and (2)(d) and (f) of the Social Security Act 2018 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Social Security (Cash Assets and Income Exemptions—Christchurch Mosques Attack Support Payments) Amendment Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 13 March 2020.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Social Security Regulations 2018 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule 8 amended

(1)

In Schedule 8, clause 1, item 18, delete “Only for the first 12 months after the payment is made”.

(2)

In Schedule 8, clause 2, item 19, delete “Only for the first 12 months after the payment is made”.

(3)

In Schedule 8, clause 3, item 6, delete “Only for the first 12 months after the payment is made”.

(4)

In Schedule 8, clause 4, item 24, delete “Only for the first 12 months after the payment is made”.

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 13 March 2020, amend Schedule 8 of the Social Security Regulations 2018. The amendments relate to a Christchurch mosques attack support payment made to a person on or after 15 March 2019 (or, for the purposes only of the temporary additional support chargeable income exemption, 2 April 2019) and related income. The amendments provide a permanent exemption from the payment and related income being counted as cash assets or chargeable income for the purposes of determining the person’s accommodation supplement or temporary additional support entitlements under the Social Security Act 2018.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 March 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.