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Name: Social Security Amendment Act (No. 3) of 1997 (No. 23 of 1997).
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Unemployment benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-06-30
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Acts, 10 p.
ISN: NZL-1997-L-47394
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Acts, 10 p.
Abstract/Citation: Repeals and replaces sections providing sickness benefit to persons over the age of 18 or over the age of 16 if they are married with dependent children. Unemployed persons under the age of 25 shall be entitled to job seekers' allowance, whereas unemployed persons over 25 shall be entitled to unemployment benefits. Abolishes the job search allowance provided by the Social Security Amendment Act (No. 2) 1990. Also provides for an independent youth benefit for disabled or unemployed youth.
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