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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

Income Support Package (Transitional Assistance) Programme


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 1 April 2020, is the Income Support Package (Transitional Assistance) Programme given on 24 February 2020 and is made under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018. The programme provides for the grant of temporary financial assistance for a maximum period of 12 months to people who are unintentionally financially disadvantaged by the combined effects of the Income Support Package. Transitional assistance under the programme is available for a reduction of childcare assistance or temporary additional support, or both, or of special assistance under the Christchurch Mosques Attack Welfare Programme, if the reason for that reduction is or includes the effect of an amendment to social security legislation in the package.

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 2nd day of March 2020.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.