Supplementary Order Paper No 30

No 30

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill

Proposed amendment to SOP No 25

Simon O’Connor, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Part 2, subpart 5

In Part 2, replace inserted subparts 5 and 5A (pages 50 to 52) with:

Subpart 5—Supported child’s payment

42 Supported child’s payment: requirements

(1)

This section applies if, because of all or any circumstances specified in subsection (3), a child has no parent who is able to—

(a)

care for the child; or

(b)

provide fully for the child’s support.

(2)

A person (P) is entitled to a supported child’s payment for the child if—

(a)

P is an eligible caregiver of the child; and

(b)

either—

(i)

the child is both resident and present in New Zealand; or

(ii)

P has been both resident and present in New Zealand for a continuous period of 12 months at any time.

(3)

The circumstances are all or any of the following:

(a)

each of the child’s parents—

(i)

is dead; or

(ii)

is missing; or

(iii)

has a long-term serious disablement:

(b)

there has been a breakdown in the child’s family.

Compare: 1964 No 136 ss 28, 29

43 Who is eligible caregiver

A person (P) is an eligible caregiver if P is—

(a)

aged 18 years or over; and

(b)

not a parent of the child; and

(c)

likely to be the principal caregiver of the child for at least 1 year from the date of application for the supported child’s payment.

Compare: 1964 No 136 ss 28, 29

44 Supported child’s payment to be used for benefit of child

(1)

The purpose of the supported child’s payment is to provide weekly financial support for the cost of caring for a child who is not the caregiver’s own.

(2)

A caregiver who is granted a supported child’s payment must use the payment for the benefit of the child in respect of whom it was granted, including the child’s maintenance and education.

Compare: 1964 No 136 s 31

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends SOP No 25 amending the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill, replacing inserted subparts 5 and 5A of Part 2 with new subpart 5 to restore a wide range of circumstances under which a supported child’s payment is eligible.