Public and Community Housing Management Act 1992

157 Responsible department may verify entitlement

For the purposes of section 156 and Schedule 3,—


the agency may, with the consent of the applicable persons concerned, give the department that is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being responsible for the administration of the Social Security Act 2018 details of—


those persons’ assessable incomes and the components of those incomes, and their cash assets, as supplied—



to the agency for the purpose of section 104(1); and


the weekly market rent in relation to the housing; and


the dates of the beginning and end of the rent period in respect of the housing that commenced immediately prior to the appointed day; and


an officer or employee of the department may, on the basis of the details given under paragraph (a),—


certify in writing to the applicable persons the kinds of accommodation assistance (within the meaning of clause 1 of Schedule 3) they were receiving and, in respect of assistance of each kind, whether they were receiving more than their entitlement, their entitlement, or less than their entitlement immediately before the appointed day; and


give the agency a copy of the certificate; and


the agency may rely on the certificate.

Section 157: inserted, on 14 April 2014, by section 21 of the Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Act 2013 (2013 No 97).

Section 157(a): amended, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Section 157(a)(i)(A): repealed, on 1 October 2019, by section 32 of the Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities Act 2019 (2019 No 50).