A corrigendum to this notice was published on 22 October 2019, Notice No. 2019-go4874.

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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 in relation to Special Benefit Amendment (No 5) 2019


A copy of the instrument is available for free at: https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/about-msd/legislation/notice-of-change.html.

This instrument, which comes into force on 17 October 2019, amends the Ministerial direction in relation to Special Benefit given on 10 February 1999 and made under the Social Security Act 1964 (and saved by Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018). The amendment excludes as a person’s chargeable income for a period of 12 months—

  • any lump sum payment made to a person on or after 17 October 2019 by the Ministry of Social Development;
  • any income derived (directly or indirectly) by the person from such a payment.

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 2019.