Notice Type
Secondary Legislation
Notice Title

Notice Under the Social Security Act 2018

Notice is given of the making of the following instruments by the Minister for Social Development and Employment.

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Title or Subject Matter

Date of Enactment

Social Security Act 2018, section 7 and section 101

Instrument amending Ministerial Direction and Welfare Programmes (No 3) 2021


This instrument, which comes into force on 1 November 2021, amends the Direction on Advance Payments of Instalments of Benefit, the Recoverable Assistance Programme, and the Special Needs Grants Programme made under the Social Security Act 1964 (and saved by Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018). The amendment increases the income limits for assistance paid under the Ministerial Direction and Welfare Programmes.

In relation to the Special Needs Grants Programme, the income limits for emergency housing grants remain unchanged.

These amendments are intended to be in place for a 4-month period until 28 February 2022.

A copy of this instrument is available for free at:

This instrument is secondary legislation for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2019 and is administered by the Ministry for Social Development.

Dated this 29th day of October 2021.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development and Employment.