Social Security Act 1964

  • repealed
  • Social Security Act 1964: repealed, on 26 November 2018, by section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Part 1C Orphans’ benefits, and unsupported child’s benefit

Part 1C heading: inserted, on 15 July 2013, by section 62 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).

28 Orphans’ benefits

A person who is a principal caregiver in respect of a dependent child shall be entitled to receive an orphan’s benefit in respect of that child if—


each of the child’s natural or adoptive parents is dead, or cannot be found, or suffers a serious long-term disablement which renders him or her unable to care for the child; and


the applicant is likely to be the principal caregiver in respect of the child for at least 1 year from the date of application for the benefit; and


the applicant is aged 18 years or over; and




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


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

Section 28: replaced, on 1 April 1991, by section 5 of the Social Security Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 1).