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  • repealed
  • Social Security Amendment Act 2007: repealed, on 26 November 2018, pursuant to section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Reprint as at 26 November 2018

Social Security Amendment Act 2007

Public Act
2007 No 20
Date of assent
23 June 2007

Social Security Amendment Act 2007: repealed, on 26 November 2018, pursuant to section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this eprint. See the notes at the end of this eprint for further details.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.


3Principal Act amended
5Widows’ benefits
7Domestic purposes benefits for care at home of the sick or infirm
8Independent youth benefits: single persons
9Limitation in certain other cases
10New section 74AA inserted
74AAResidential requirements for certain benefits
11Commencement of benefits
12New section 80AA inserted
80AAMinister may allow back-dating of benefit where earlier failure to grant it based on error
13Payment of benefits
15New sections 132H and 132I inserted
132HRules providing for determination of incomes of certain people by chief executive
132IRules relating to determination by chief executive of deprivation of property or income
16Schedule 28 amended
17Widows’ benefits
18Domestic purposes benefits
19Stand down periods
20Transitional arrangements for financially disadvantaged people
21Commencement of benefits
23New sections 1A and 1B inserted
24New section 11D inserted
11DApplication process for benefits
25Investigation of claims and grant of benefits
26Obligations on spouse or partner of invalid’s beneficiary
27New section 54E substituted
54EObligations of spouse or partner of sickness beneficiary
28New sections 60GAB and 60GAC inserted
60GABIndependent youth benefits: obligations
60GACDepartment to explain obligations to beneficiaries
29Purpose of sections 60Q to 60Z
30Personal development and employment plans
31Beneficiary must demonstrate commitment to personal development and employment plan at annual review
32Failure to comply with personal development and employment plan obligations
33Sanctions for failure to comply with obligations in relation to personal development and employment plan
34Obligations of spouse or partner of person granted emergency benefit
35Effect of absence of beneficiary from New Zealand
36Commencement of benefits
37Ending of benefits
38New sections 96A and 96B inserted
96AUnemployment benefit: pre-benefit activities
96BDepartment must explain obligations in relation to pre-benefit activities
39Unemployment benefit: obligations on beneficiaries
40Application and obligations of the work test
41Description of job-seeker agreement and responsibilities arising from it
42New section 115A inserted
115AFailure to comply with obligations under section 60GAB
43New section 120 substituted
120Modified effect in some cases of sanctions on rate of benefit for people married or in civil union or de facto relationship
44New section 132J inserted
132JRegulations stating pre-benefit activities
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: