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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

Employment and Work Readiness Assistance Amendment 2020


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 5 August 2020, amends the Employment and Work Readiness Assistance given on 6 March 2014 and made under the Social Security Act 1964 (and saved by Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018). The amendment inserts a new definition for Mana in Mahi and adds new kinds of assistance specifically for Mana in Mahi. It also allows wage subsidies to be used to help people at low risk of long-term benefit receipt to retain unsubsidised employment.

The instrument is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.

Dated this 31st day of July 2020.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.