Social Security Amendment Act 2007

  • repealed
  • Social Security Amendment Act 2007: repealed, on 26 November 2018, pursuant to section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).
30 Personal development and employment plans

(1)

Section 60Q(1) is amended by repealing paragraphs (a) to (c) and substituting the following paragraphs:

(a)

to attend and participate in one or more interviews with the chief executive for any or all of the following purposes:

(i)

identifying the matters referred to in subsection (2):

(ii)

carrying out any of the activities referred to in any of paragraphs (ab) to (d):

(iii)

any other purpose related to either of those purposes:

(ab)

to undertake planning for personal development and employment:

(b)

to develop, in co-operation with and with the assistance of the chief executive, a personal development and employment plan for the person based on the matters referred to in subsection (2):

(c)

to co-operate with the chief executive in the conduct of any review of the person’s personal development and employment plan under section 60S:

(ca)

to undertake a work-related activity or programme included in the person’s personal development and employment plan:

(cb)

to undertake any activity or any rehabilitation (other than an activity or rehabilitation involving participation in work, voluntary work, activity in the community, or unpaid work experience, or medical treatment) the chief executive considers suitable for the beneficiary to improve the beneficiary’s work-readiness or prospects for employment:

(2)

The following subsections are inserted in section 60Q after subsection (3):

(3A)

A person—

(a)

cannot be required to include in his or her personal development and employment plan provisions relating to his or her undertaking activity in the community; and

(b)

cannot be required under subsection (1) to undertake activity in the community (whether or not it is included in his or her personal development and employment plan).

(3B)

Subsection (3A)(a) does not prevent the inclusion in a person’s personal development and employment plan of provisions relating to his or her undertaking activity in the community.

(3)

Section 60Q(6) is repealed and the following subsections are substituted:

(6)

This section applies to every person (other than a person for the time being exempted under subsection (7)) who—

(a)

is the recipient of—

(i)

a benefit under section 21 (the widow’s benefit); or

(ii)

a benefit under section 27B (the domestic purposes benefit for solo parents); or

(iii)

a benefit under section 27C (the domestic purposes benefit for women alone); or

(iv)

a benefit under section 40 (the invalid’s benefit); or

(v)

a benefit under section 54 (the sickness benefit); or

(b)

is the spouse or partner of a person who—

(i)

is the recipient of an emergency benefit, an invalid’s benefit, a sickness benefit, or an unemployment benefit; and

(ii)

has a dependent child aged under 6.

(7)

The chief executive may, on the grounds of severe disability or sickness, exempt a person receiving an invalid’s benefit from the application of this section.

(4)

The principal Act is consequentially amended in the manner set out in Schedule 4 of this Act.