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Notice Under the Social Security Act 2018

Pursuant to sections 7 of the Social Security Act 2018, notice is given of the making of the following instrument by the Minister for Social Development.

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Social Security Act 2018, section 7

Direction in Relation to Special Benefit Amendment (No 2) 2018


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 30 November 2018, amends the Ministerial direction in relation to Special Benefit given on 10 February 1999 and made under the Social Security Act 1964 (and saved by Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018). The amendment excludes as a person’s chargeable income for a period of 12 months:

  • any lump sum payment made to a person on or after 30 November 2018 by Housing New Zealand Corporation to reimburse the costs arising from the termination of a tenancy with the Corporation due to alleged methamphetamine contamination of the tenanted property; and
  • any income derived (directly or indirectly) by the person from such a payment.

The instrument is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012.

The instrument is administered in the Ministry for Social Development.

Dated this 26th day of November 2018.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.