Residential Care and Disability Support Services Amendment Regulations 2021

2021/18

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Residential Care and Disability Support Services Amendment Regulations 2021

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 22nd day of February 2021

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 74 of the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Act 2018 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Amendment Regulations 2021.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 April 2021.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Regulations 2018 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 8 amended (Clothing allowance)

In regulation 8(2), replace “$288.69” with “$292.02”.

5 Regulation 19 amended (Personal allowance)

In regulation 19, replace “$46.03” with “$46.56”.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2021, are made under the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Act 2018 and amend the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Regulations 2018 (the principal regulations).

Regulations 4 and 5 amend the principal regulations to increase—

  • the annual clothing allowance payable under regulation 8 of the principal regulations to $292.02; and

  • the personal allowance specified in regulation 19 of the principal regulations to $46.56 per week.

The new amounts reflect a 1.15% increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index from the December 2019 quarter to the December 2020 quarter (calculated for all quarters using the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups), excluding cigarettes and other tobacco products).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 February 2021.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health.