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Notice Under the Social Security Act 2018

Pursuant to section 101, 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 101

Housing Support Assistance Amendment 2019


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

The instrument, which comes into force on 4 November 2019, amends the Housing Support Assistance welfare programme made under the Social Security Act 1964 (and saved by Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018). It allows for recoverable grants of rent arrears assistance to specified people and revokes letting fees assistance payable under the programme because section 17A of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 makes it unlawful to charge letting fees.

The instrument is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and is administered by the Ministry for Social Development.

Dated this 3rd day of October 2019.