Pursuant to section 124 (1) (d) of the Social Security Act 1964, the Minister for Social Development and Employment establishes and approves the following amendment to the Work Start Grant Programme (as established and approved on 29 June 1999).
Dated at Wellington this 11th day of September 2003.
STEVE MAHAREY, Minister for Social Development and Employment.
A m e n d m e n t
1. Title-(1) This amendment is the Work Start Grant Amendment 2003.
(2) In this amendment, the Work Start Grant Programme is called "the programme".
2. Commencement-This amendment comes into effect on 1 October 2003.
3. Interpretation-(1) The definition in clause 2.1 of the programme of client is amended by omitting the words "(not being a full-time student)".
(2) The definition in clause 2.1 of the programme of job seeker is amended by adding the words "; and includes a student registered with Student Job Search".
4. Objects-Clause 3.1 of the programme is amended
by inserting, immediately after the words "financial independence", the words ", and includes assisting students to take up temporary employment or part-time work".
5. Revocation-The Work Start Grant Amendment (No 2) 2001 is revoked.
This note is not part of the amendment, but is intended to indicate its general effect
This amendment to the Work Start Grant Programme, which takes effect on 1 October 2003, revokes and reverses the effect of the Work Start Grant Amendment (No 2) 2001, which precluded full-time students from eligibility for work start grants. This is consequential upon the abolishment of other measures for work start assistance for full-time students. The amendment also provides that students (including full-time students) will be eligible for work start grants to enter temporary employment or part-time work.