Social Security (Winter Energy Payment) Amendment Bill

  • enacted
5 Section 220 amended (Special absence rule: winter energy payment)

Replace section 220(2) with:


The winter energy payment is payable to a beneficiary for up to a maximum of 28 days of any 1 or more absences (however long each absence lasts in total) of the beneficiary from New Zealand during the winter period (as defined in section 71) if—


the payment would be payable to the beneficiary were it not for those days of those absences; and


MSD is satisfied that those days of those absences do not affect the beneficiary’s eligibility for the payment under section 72.