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Name: Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (No. 19 of 1998).
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-05-19
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Acts, 49 p.
ISN: NZL-1998-L-49723
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Acts, 49 p.
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Social Security Act 1964. The amended provisions regard, inter alia, sickness benefit, disability benefit (assessment of work capacity), and independent youth benefit. A new s. 45 allows the chief executive to require a recipient of invalid's benefit to participate in certain activities, including vocational training, which might improve their chances of finding employment. A new Part 2 provides for a "community wage, " for which unemployed persons who are seeking and are available for work shall be eligible. In order to receive community wage, a recipient must sign a "job seeker contract", which subjects them to a work test.
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