Social Security (COVID-19 Increase to Rates of Orphan’s Benefit and Unsupported Child’s Benefit) Order 2020

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Social Security (COVID-19 Increase to Rates of Orphan’s Benefit and Unsupported Child’s Benefit) Order 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 22nd day of June 2020

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 452 of the Social Security Act 2018 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Social Security (COVID-19 Increase to Rates of Orphan’s Benefit and Unsupported Child’s Benefit) Order 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 6 July 2020.

3 Discretionary increase to rates of orphan’s benefit and unsupported child’s benefit under section 452 of Social Security Act 2018

In each provision of the Social Security Act 2018 listed in the first column of the Schedule of this order, replace the amount set out opposite to that provision in the second column with the amount set out opposite to that provision in the third column.

Schedule Discretionary increase to rates of orphan’s benefit and unsupported child’s benefit

cl 3

Provision amendedOld amount ($)New amount ($)
Schedule 4, Part 4 (Orphan’s benefit)
Clause 1(a)237.59262.59
Clause 1(b)219.11244.11
Clause 1(c)200.55225.55
Clause 1(d)175.71200.71
Schedule 4, Part 5 (Unsupported child’s benefit)
Clause 1(a)237.59262.59
Clause 1(b)219.11244.11
Clause 1(c)200.55225.55
Clause 1(d)175.71200.71

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 6 July 2020, makes a discretionary increase to certain rates of benefits under section 452 of the Social Security Act 2018 to address the economic effects of COVID-19.

Clause 3 and the Schedule increase the base rates of the orphan’s benefit and unsupported child’s benefit by $25 each. This increase takes effect on 6 July 2020.

This order is a confirmable instrument, and an annual confirmable instrument, under section 47B of the Legislation Act 2012. It is revoked, or taken to have been invalid for past operation, at the close of 30 June 2021 unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament. That stated time is the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(a) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 June 2020.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.