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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

Ministerial Direction – Single Living Alone Rates Amendment 2020


A copy of the instrument is available for free at:

This instrument, which comes into force on 9 November 2020 amends the Ministerial Direction – Single Living Alone Rates. The instrument changes the current definition of house or flat to require the residence to have a sink with a tap connected to an adequate supply of water whether or not it is in the kitchen. It also inserts a new Clause 2A defining the meaning of mobile home which provides criteria that must be met when determining whether a person’s principal residence is a mobile home. This clause also provides guidance on what it means for a mobile home to be sufficiently self-contained.

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 7th day of September 2020.

Hon CARMEL SEPULONI, Minister for Social Development.