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Special Needs Grants Amendment 2018

This instrument is made under section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964 by the Minister for Social Development.


1. Title—This instrument is the Special Needs Grants Amendment 2018.

2. Commencement—This instrument comes into force on 13 August 2018.

3. Principal programme—This instrument amends the Special Needs Grants Programme1 (as established and approved on 18 December 1998) (“principal programme”).

4. New clause 2A inserted—After clause 2 insert:

2A Transitional and savings provisions relating to amendments to this programme

In this programme, the transitional and savings provisions in Schedule 1AA have effect according to their tenor.

5. Clause 3 amended (Definitions)—In clause 3.1, revoke definitions of long-acting reversible contraception and subsidised.

6. Clause 9 amended (Restriction on payments)—In clause 9.12, delete “or clause 11.4.7, or clause 11.4.8”.

7. Clause 11.4 amended (Medical)—In clause 11.4.1, replace “11.4.8” with “11.4.6”.

8. Clauses 11.4.7 and 11.4.8 revoked (Long–acting reversible contraception)—Clauses 11.4.7 and 11.4.8: revoke.

9. New Schedule 1AA inserted—Before Schedule 1, insert the Schedule 1AA set out in the Schedule.


Cl 9

New Schedule 1AA

Schedule 1AA

Transitional and savings provisions

Cl 2A

Part 1

Special Needs Grants Amendment 2018

1 The chief executive must, after 12 August 2018, determine an application for a grant under clause 11.4.7 or 11.4.8 made on or before that date that has not been considered and disposed of before the close of that date.

2 If it is determined that the applicant had entitlement to the grant, the chief executive must make the grant on or after 13 August 2018 as if the Special Needs Grants Amendment 2018 had not been made.

Dated at Wellington this 7th day of July 2018.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the instrument, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This instrument amends the Special Needs Grants Programme under the Social Security Act 1964. It revokes provisions allowing for grants for long-acting reversible contraception on 13 August 2018. A transitional provision allows applications made before that date to be considered and granted.

1New Zealand Gazette, 28 January 1999, No. 8, page 202