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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 2) 2020


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 13 March 2020, amends the direction in relation to Special Benefit (given on 10 February 1999 and saved under clause 19 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018) to permanently exclude as a person’s chargeable income:

  • any lump sum payment made as a Christchurch mosques attack support payment
  • any income derived by the person from such a payment

The instrument also corrects a minor wording error in clause 2.1 of the direction in relation to Special benefit.

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 9th day of March 2020.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.