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Notice Under the Social Security Act 2018

Pursuant to section 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 on Special Benefit Amendment (No. 3) 2019


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 16 April 2019 amends the direction in relation to Special Benefit to exclude as a person’s chargeable income for a period of 12 months—

  • any lump sum payment made to a person on or after 16 April 2019 by the Ministry of Social Development to refund repayments made against recoverable assistance granted as a result of Housing New Zealand’s zero-tolerance methamphetamine policy;
  • 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 16th day of April 2019.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.