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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

Ministerial Direction – Disability Allowance Amendment 2020


A copy of the instrument is available at:

The instrument, which comes into force on 20 April 2020, amends the Ministerial Direction – Disability Allowance by replacing clauses 2 and 3 to provide that when granting or reviewing a person’s entitlement to any disability allowance, verification of any particular expense is not required if a state of local emergency or state of national emergency is in force, an epidemic notice has been given, and is in force or an event has occurred where it is reasonable to expect that either a state of emergency or epidemic notice may be imminent.

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 17th day of April 2020.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.