Pursuant to section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964, the Minister for Social Development and Employment makes the following instrument.
Dated at Wellington this 28th day of April 2008.
RUTH DYSON, Minister for Social Development and Employment.
I n s t r u m e n t
1. Title—This instrument is the Instrument Amending Ministerial Welfare Programmes 2008.
2. Commencement—This instrument comes into effect on the day after the date on which it is made.
3. Welfare programmes amended—The welfare programmes set out in the Schedule are amended in the manner set out in that Schedule.
4. Amending previous instrument—The Schedule of
the Instrument Amending Ministerial Directions and Welfare Programmes (No. 3) 2007 (given on the 25th day
of June 2007 and published in the New Zealand Gazette,
5 July 2007, No. 77, page 2005) is amended by omitting:
“Course Participation Allowance”
“Course Participation Assistance Programme”.
Welfare programmes amended
Away From Home Allowance Programme (as established and approved the 19th day of January 1998 and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 29 January 1998, No. 14, page 349).
Home Help Programme (as established and approved on the 6th day of May 2004 and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 13 May 2004, No. 52, page 1290).
Add to paragraph (m) of the definition of cash assets “:”, and add the following paragraphs:
“(n) for the period of 12 months after it is made, any compensation or ex gratia payment made by or on behalf of the Crown on or after 26 October 2007 to a person because that person was a former patient of the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital:
(o) any item of the kind referred to in Regulation 5 of the Social Security (Income and Cash Assets Exemptions: Superannuation Schemes) Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/68)”.
“or paragraph (m)”
“to paragraph (n) or an item specified in paragraph (o)”.
This note is not part of the instrument but is intended to explain its general effect.
This instrument amending the Away from Home Allowance Programme and the Home Help Programme comes into effect on the day after the date on which it is made.
This instrument has the effect of excluding certain payments from a person’s cash assets, which are considered in determining his or her eligibility for the payments under
the welfare programmes specified in this instrument.
The exclusions are for: ex gratia payments made by or on behalf of the Crown to a person who was a former patient
of the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital and is limited to
12 months from the date of any such payment made on or after 26 October 2007 in both welfare programmes; and the net value of a person’s member’s interest, on or after 1 May 2008, in a specified non-KiwiSaver scheme in the Home Help Programme. A drafting error in a previous instrument is also corrected.