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  • repealed
  • Social Security Act 1964: repealed, on 26 November 2018, by section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).
61EA Accommodation supplement

(1)

Subject to the provisions of this Act, the chief executive may grant to an applicant, from such date and for such period as the chief executive determines, an accommodation supplement to assist in meeting the applicant’s accommodation costs.

(2)

No person is eligible for an accommodation supplement whose accommodation costs include—

(a)

payments, required to be made under a mortgage security to the Housing Corporation of New Zealand or the Crown in right of the Ministry of Maori Development, that in the chief executive’s opinion are required to be made at a concessionary rate; or

(b)

rent paid in respect of premises (whether owned by the Crown, the company, or any other person) let by or on behalf of the company for occupation by any person as a place of residence; or

(c)

if the person has been assessed by the agency as being eligible to be allocated social housing, rent paid in respect of premises owned by a registered community housing provider or let by or on behalf of the provider for occupation by any person as a place of residence.

(2A)

In subsection (2), agency, company, and registered community housing provider have the meanings given to them by section 2 of the Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Act 1992.

(3)

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Act, a beneficiary being paid New Zealand superannuation or a veteran’s pension shall not be entitled to be paid an accommodation supplement under this section unless the income of that beneficiary or the combined income of that beneficiary and his or her spouse or partner, as the case may be, is less than the appropriate amount in Part 2 of Schedule 31.

(4)

No person shall be granted an accommodation supplement if that person—

(a)

is receiving a basic grant or an independent circumstances grant under the Student Allowances Regulations 1998; or

(ab)

would be eligible to receive a basic grant or an independent circumstances grant under the Student Allowances Regulations 1998, if he or she were to apply for the grant; or

(b)

would be eligible to receive a basic grant or an independent circumstances grant under the Student Allowances Regulations 1998, but for the level of that person’s income or the level of the income of that person’s parent or parents or spouse or partner, were the person to apply for the grant; or

(c)

is a resident assessed as requiring care (as defined in section 136) in respect of whom a funder (as defined in that section) is paying some or all of the cost of contracted care services (as defined in that section) under section 141 or section 142; or

(d)

is the spouse or partner of a person who is already receiving an accommodation supplement under this section, except as provided in section 61EB; or

(e)

has a psychiatric, intellectual, physical, or sensory disability, and—

(i)

his or her accommodation costs are wholly or partly funded under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000; or

(ii)

his or her care (other than care in his or her own home) is funded wholly or partly under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

Section 61EA: inserted, on 1 July 1993, by section 10(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 3) 1993 (1993 No 57).

Section 61EA(1): amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 61EA(1): amended, on 1 July 1998, by section 2(3) of the Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 19).

Section 61EA(2): replaced, on 17 November 2000, by section 7(1) of the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 22).

Section 61EA(2)(c): inserted, on 14 April 2014, by section 25 of the Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Act 2013 (2013 No 97).

Section 61EA(2A): replaced, on 14 April 2014, by section 25 of the Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Act 2013 (2013 No 97).

Section 61EA(3): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 61EA(3): amended, on 15 April 2005, by section 5 of the Social Security (Social Assistance) Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 30).

Section 61EA(3): amended, on 1 April 2005, by section 9(a) of the Social Security (Working for Families) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 51).

Section 61EA(3): amended, on 1 April 2005, by section 9(b) of the Social Security (Working for Families) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 51).

Section 61EA(3): amended, on 1 April 1994, pursuant to section 2(1) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act (No 2) 1993 (1993 No 149).

Section 61EA(4)(a): amended, on 1 October 1998, pursuant to regulation 49 of the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/277).

Section 61EA(4)(ab): inserted, on 10 April 2015, by section 4(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 41).

Section 61EA(4)(b): amended, on 10 April 2015, by section 4(2) of the Social Security Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 41).

Section 61EA(4)(b): amended, on 1 October 1998, pursuant to regulation 49 of the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/277).

Section 61EA(4)(c): replaced, on 1 July 2005, by section 4(1) of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 101).

Section 61EA(4)(d): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 61EA(4)(d): amended (with effect on 1 July 1995), on 17 September 1997, by section 14(1)(a) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 61EA(4)(e): inserted (with effect on 1 July 1995), on 17 September 1997, by section 14(1)(b) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 4) 1997 (1997 No 63).

Section 61EA(4)(e)(i): replaced, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 61EA(4)(e)(ii): replaced, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).