Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2021

2021/19

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Student Allowances 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—

(a)

section 645 of the Education and Training Act 2020 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

clause 6(1)(b) of Schedule 1 of the Education and Training Act 2020

(i)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(ii)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Education made after being satisfied of the matters in clause 6(2) of Schedule 1 of the Education and Training Act 2020.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2021.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 April 2021.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule 2 amended

In each provision of Schedule 2 listed in the first column of the Schedule of these regulations, replace the amount set out opposite that provision in the second column with the amount set out opposite that provision in the third column.

Schedule Schedule 2 amended

r 4

Provision amendedOld amount ($)New amount ($)
Clause 1 heading449.16454.36
Clause 1(1)449.16454.36
Clause 1(1), table, item 1(a)553.87560.53
Clause 1(1), table, item 1(b)585.98593.01
Clause 1(1), table, item 2(a)310.51314.36
Clause 1(1), table, item 2(b)459.25464.82
Clause 1(1), table, item 3(a)265.81268.88
Clause 1(1), table, item 3(b)297.62301.31
Clause 1(1), table, item 4(a)265.81268.88
Clause 1(1), table, item 4(b)281.58285.10
Clause 1(2)224.58227.18
Clause 2 heading449.16454.36
Clause 2 heading935.46946.26
Clause 2(1)449.16454.36
Clause 2(1), table, item 1(a)148.40150.11
Clause 2(1), table, item 1(b)192.38194.60
Clause 2(1), table, item 2(a)177.99180.04
Clause 2(1), table, item 2(b)(i)163.21165.09
Clause 2(1), table, item 2(b)(ii)177.99180.04
Clause 2(1), table, item 3(a)221.99224.55
Clause 2(1), table, item 3(b)(i)207.18209.58
Clause 2(1), table, item 3(b)(ii)221.99224.55
Clause 2(2)224.58227.18
Clause 2(3)935.46946.26
Clause 3(1), table, item 1459.25464.82
Clause 3(1), table, item 2310.51314.36
Clause 3(1), table, item 3257.51260.48
Clause 3(1), table, item 4265.81268.88
Clause 3(1), table, item 5224.35226.94
Clause 3(2)224.58227.18
Clause 3(3)1,094.011,106.64
Clause 4(1)265.81268.88
Clause 4(2)224.58227.18

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, amend the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 to increase the rates of the basic grants and independent circumstances grants, and to raise income thresholds. The new rates 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.