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Name: Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2013-04-16
Entry into force:
ISN: NZL-2013-L-94525
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line New Zealand Legislation, Parliamentary Counsel Office, New Zealand PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2013-11-12)
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).

New Part 1B inserted.
Amended text(s):

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