|Name:||Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).|
|Subject(s):||Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line New Zealand Legislation, Parliamentary Counsel Office, New Zealand PDF of Act (consulted on 2013-11-12)
|Abstract/Citation:||PART 1 - SUBSTANTIVE AMENDMENTS
The substantive amendments in this Part are for purposes that includeż
(a) introducing new benefit categories (sole parent support, supported living payment, and jobseeker support); and
(b) providing for new obligations (obligations to work with contracted service providers, social obligations of certain beneficiaries with dependent children, and, for work-tested beneficiaries, new work test obligations that are drug test obligations); and
(c) providing for, or adjusting provisions on, other matters (including the effect on a benefit of a warrant to arrest a beneficiary, when beneficiaries can be paid a benefit while overseas, backdating benefits, benefit end dates, and expiry and re-grant of specified benefits); and
(d) making clearer the principal Act's structure (see section 62 and Part 1 of Schedule 2), by reorganising headings, and by relocating section 53A (which gives a right of appeal to a medical board on medical grounds against specified decisions).
PART 1B - SOLE PARENT SUPPORT
New Part 1B inserted.