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Notice Under the Social Security Act 2018

In accordance with section 102 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

Family Start and Early Start (Childcare Assistance) Amendment 2020


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 23 October 2020, amends the Family Start and Early Start (Childcare Assistance) Programme established and approved on 12 September 2005 under the Social Security Act 1964 (and saved by Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018). The amendment is to ensure that the assistance may continue to be paid during a child’s temporary absence, due to COVID-19 requirements, from an early childhood education programme.

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 October 2020.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.