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  1. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security (Work Test) Amendment Act 1998 (No. 94 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-08-20 | NZL-1998-L-50734

    Amends provisions of the Social Security Act 1964 regarding application of work test requirements, delayed application of work test requirements, obligations to accept an offer of employment, and sanctions for failure to accept an offer of suitable employment or failure to participate in an organized activity (i.e. a job interview or vocational training programme provided for by the Act).

  2. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Securities Act (Multiple Employer Superannuation Schemes) Exemption Amendment Notice 1998 (No. 183 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-06-30 | NZL-1998-L-52831

    Amends the Securities Act (Multiple Employer Superannuation Schemes) Exemption Notice 1998 with regard to information to be provided in employee investment statements and certificates.

  3. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Social Security Act 1964 (No. 60 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-06-03 | NZL-1998-L-50062

    Amendments regarding special rules for married joint tenants, tenure protection allowance, rates of accommodation supplement, and war pension.

  4. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act 1998 (No. 19 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-05-19 | Date of partial entry into force: 1998-07-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1999-02-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1998-10-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1998-09-01 | NZL-1998-L-49723

    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.

  5. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security (Overseas Pensions) Amendment Act 1998 (No. 10 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-03-27 | NZL-1998-L-49562

    Amends provisions regarding rate of benefits and making of regulations concerning overseas pensions.

  6. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    National Provident Fund Restructuring Amendment Act 1997 (No. 83 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-10-28 | NZL-1997-L-48088

    Amends the National Provident Fund Restructuring Act 1990. Inserts a new section regarding information to be provided to the Board by corporate contributors. Allows the Board to require minimum contributions and pensions, and to regulate matters in relation to missing persons who are beneficiaries. Also provides for the restructuring of existing schemes, including amalgamation of schemes.

  7. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act, 1997 (No. 65 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-09-16 | NZL-1997-L-47677

    Amends provisions regarding applications for veteran's benefit, effect of absence from New Zealand on superannuation and veteran's pensions, and living alone payments.

  8. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Family Proceedings Amendment Act 1997 (No. 66 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-09-16 | NZL-1997-L-47685

    Amends the Family Proceedings Act 1980 to permit the Director-General of Social Welfare to issue a deduction notice under s. 86A of the Social Security Act 1964 against an employee for the payment of a maintenance order.

  9. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Disabled Community Welfare Amendment Act 1997 (No. 69 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-09-16 | NZL-1997-L-47686

    Inserts a new part providing the right of persons in residential care to a review of the adequacy of any disability needs assessment provided in respect of that person.

  10. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 4) 1997 (No. 63 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-09-16 | NZL-1997-L-47986

    Amendments regarding the definition of "income", power to obtain information, code of conduct, right of appeal, and invalidity benefit. Substantially revises provisions regarding training benefit, independent youth benefit, and disability benefit.

  11. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 3) of 1997 (No. 23 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-01 | NZL-1997-L-47394

    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.

  12. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 2) 1997 (No. 22 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-06-30 | NZL-1997-L-47413

    Amendments regarding disclosure of benefit between the Department of Social Welfare and the Department of Labour, and notice of a decision to suspend, reduce or cancel work-tested benefit.

  13. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Compulsory Retirement Savings Scheme Referendum Act 1997 (No. 13 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-05-28 | NZL-1997-L-47008

    Provides for the holding, in 1997, of a referendum on a proposal for a compulsory retirement savings scheme.

  14. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Exemptions from Mandatory Interviews and Work Tests) Amendment (Regulations (No. 2) 1997 (No. 63 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-04-14 | NZL-1997-R-50787

    Further amends the Social Security (Exemptions from Mandatory Interviews and Work Tests) Regulations 1996 to provide that pregnant work-tested beneficiaries who are registered on the job seekers' register may apply for an exemption from the work test requirement.

  15. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Exemptions from Mandatory Interviews and Work Tests) Amendment Regulations 1997 (No. 50 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-03-24 | NZL-1997-R-50786

    Amends the Social Security (Exemptions from Mandatory Interviews and Work Tests) Regulations 1996 so as to provide exemptions for person who care for children under the age of 14 who are not their dependents, and work-tested spouses who are enrolled full-time in a training or educational course.

  16. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Exemptions from Mandatory Interviews and Work Tests) Regulations 1996 (No. 260 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-09-16 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-01 | NZL-1996-R-47657

    Provides for exemptions from the mandatory interview and the work test under of the Social Security Act 1964 for persons who are over 55 years of age or who are caregivers of dependant children with special needs or persons with disabilities. Provides similar exemption from the work test under s. 60HC of the Social Security Act.

  17. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996 (No. 106 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-09-02 | Date of partial entry into force: 1997-07-01 | NZL-1996-L-44839

    Amends provisions of the Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Act 1992 relating to the definition of and payment of benefit for vocational rehabilitation, social rehabilitation, and physical rehabilitation. Also amends provisions relating to disability assessment and calculation of premiums and benefits.

  18. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Superannuation Schemes Amendment Act (No. 2) (No. 147 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-09-02 | NZL-1996-L-44848

    Amends provisions of the Superannuation Schemes Act 1989 relating to members' right to information and disclosure of information to Government Actuary. Managers and administrators shall be protected from civil, criminal and disciplinary proceedings arising from good faith disclosure of information.

  19. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 6) 1996 (No. 157 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-09-02 | NZL-1996-L-44849

    Requires beneficiaries to provide the Director-General with information relating to steps taken to obtain overseas pensions, when applicable.

  20. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 4) 1996 (No. 145 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-09-02 | NZL-1996-L-44872

    Allows information on beneficiaries and former beneficiaries to be disclosed to the Department for Courts for fines enforcement purposes.

  21. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996 (No. 42 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-06-24 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1996-07-01 | NZL-1996-L-44846

    Allows certain social security benefits to be paid to persons in respect of the first 4 weeks of a person's absence from New Zealand.

  22. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act 1996 (No. 20 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-05-10 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-01 | NZL-1996-L-44840

    Amends provisions of the Social Security Act 1964. Stipulates that persons applying for widow's benefit or domestic purposes benefits for solo parents or single women take "reasonable steps" to obtain part-time work. Persons applying for unemployment benefit and their spouse shall be subject to a work test or a mandatory interview. Sets forth penalties for non-participation in a work test, mandatory interview, or if unemployment is voluntary due to insufficient reasons. Persons who receive unemployment and other benefits for over 13 weeks may be requested to participate in a Community Task Force scheme.

  23. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996 (No. 78 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 1996-07-01 | NZL-1996-R-47655

    Sets forth rights for consumers of health and disability services. Rights include the right to be treated with respect, freedom from discrimination and harassment, freedom of information, and the right to complain.

  24. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act 1995 (No. 28 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 1995-10-01 | NZL-1995-L-41683

    Amends provisions in the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956 concerning the Government Superannuation Appeals Board and other related matters.

  25. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Amendment Act 1995 (No. 1 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-03-08 | NZL-1995-L-40206

    Provides for a definition of "medical misadventure" and provisions in respect of claims, assessors and powers to borrow.

  26. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Superannuation Schemes Amendment Act 1994 (No. 162 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-15 | NZL-1994-L-39190

    Amends section 23 of the Superannuation Schemes Act 1989 relating to procedures for objections to and appeals against decisions of the Government Actuary.

  27. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 2) 1994 (No. 142 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-09 | NZL-1994-L-39160

    Amendments in respect of payment of unemployment benefits.

  28. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Human Rights Amendment Act 1994 (No. 138 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-09 | NZL-1994-L-39161

    Provides for the application of the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Human Rights Commissions Act 1977 to superannuation schemes providing benefits on account of marital status and benefits for children and dependants, and provides for related matters.

  29. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act 1994 (No. 86 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-10-01 | NZL-1994-L-38344

    Inserts in section 3(1) of the Social Security Act 1964 new definitions of, inter alia, "contract of insurance", "debt insurance payment", "existing debt", "health or disability insurance payment" and "income-related insurance payment"; repeals under subsection 3(1) the definition of "income", and subtitutes a new definition; repeals section 61G and replaces it with section 61G entitled "special benefit"; and inserts a new section 68A concerning special provisions applying to insurance payments.

  30. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990 [official reprint of 1 September 1994].

    Adoption: 1994-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1990-03-30 | NZL-1994-L-47660

    Provides for superannuation and veteran's pension and other matters. Reprint of the original Act and subsequent amending legislation.

  31. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Act, 1964 [official reprint of 1 August 1994].

    Adoption: 1994-08-01 | Date of entry into force: 1964-12-04 | NZL-1994-L-47659

    Reprint of the 1964 Act and subsequent amending legislation.

  32. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Retirement Income Act 1993 (No. 148 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-09-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-04-01 | NZL-1993-L-34667

    In accordance with an Accord on Retirement Income Policies entered into on the 25th day of August 1993 by the Alliance, Labour, and National Parliamentary Parties, provides for the establishment of an independent Retirement Commissioner and for the making of periodic reports on retirement income policies that are being implemented by the Government in New Zealand.

  33. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act (No. 2) 1993 (No. 149 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-09-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-04-01 | NZL-1993-L-34669

    In accordance with an Accord on Retirement Income Policies entered into on the 25th day of August 1993 by the Alliance, Labour, and National Parliamentary Parties, provides for adjustments to the level of New Zealand superannuation as well as for transitional provisions relating to the raising of the age of eligibility for New Zealand superannuation.

  34. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Health Amendment Act (No. 3) 1993 (No. 71 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-07-23 | NZL-1993-L-33845

    Provides for rules in respect of restrictions on carrying on offensive trade.

  35. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 1993 (No. 58 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-30 | NZL-1993-L-33805

    Provides for rules in respect of rates for national superannuation, rates of veterans' pension, rates of payment of national superannuation or veterans' pension payable to people resident in Cook Islands, Niue, or Tkelau, commencement of living alone payments and functions of New Zealand Artificial Limb Board.

  36. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 3) 1993 (No. 57 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-30 | NZL-1993-L-34182

    Provides for rules in respect of, inter alia, disability allowance, review of benefits and welfare programmes.

  37. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Amendment Act (No. 2) 1993 (No. 55 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NZL-1993-L-34180

    Provides for rules in respect of rehabilitation programmes, social rehabilitation and claims.

  38. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 2) 1993 (No. 45 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 1993-09-01 | NZL-1993-L-34178

    Provides for rules in respect of domestic purposes benefit for solo parents and forfeiture of benefit during detention in penal institution.

  39. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Health Amendment Act (No. 2) 1993 (No. 32 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NZL-1993-L-33807

    Amendments in respect of disclosure of health information, duty to provide health information, duty to provide information for purposes of blood transfusion services, communication of information for diagnostic and other purposes, inspection of records, anonymous health information, offences as to failure to retain health information and regulations as to retention of health information.

  40. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Amendment Act 1993 (No. 25 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-10 | NZL-1993-L-33792

    Provides for rules in respect of treatment and physical rehabilitation, including extent of treatment and physical rehabilitation costs to be met by exempt employers.

  41. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Health Amendment Act 1993 (No. 24 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-10 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NZL-1993-L-33795

    Provides for administrative matters regarding organization of the Department of Health, and amends regulations as to homes and day care centres for aged persons.

  42. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Health Reforms (Transitional Provisions) Act 1993 (No. 23 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-10 | NZL-1993-L-33821

    Provides for rules in respect of transfer of assets and liabilities, assets held in trust, transfer of employees, residual Health Management Unit, and abolition of Area Health Boards. Consequential amendments to the Social Security Act 1964, the Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975, the Public Finance Act 1989, the Building Act 1991, the Commerce Act 1986, the Ombudsmen Act 1975 and the Dental Act 1988.

  43. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act 1993 (No. 14 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | NZL-1993-L-33468

    Provides that redundancy and retirement payments shall not be taken into account in determining rates of benefits and effect of high income on entitlement to benefits.

  44. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Superannuation Schemes Amendment Act, 1992 (No. 131 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-18 | NZL-1992-L-33755

    Provides for the merger of specified schemes under the Superannuation Schemes Act 1989.

  45. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance Amendment Act (No. 2) 1992 (No. 136 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-18 | NZL-1992-L-33757

    Amendments in respect of compensation for pecuniary loss not related to earnings, including expenses for provision of attendant care, household help, loss of quantifiable service (such as domestic services previously performed by the deceased person), teacher hours and transport to school in cases where child requires special assistance.

  46. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 4) 1992 (No. 99 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-10-27 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-30 | NZL-1992-L-33460

    Provides for rules in respect of effect of redundancy payments, etc., on entitlement to benefits, and that redundancy payments shall not be taken into account in determining rates of benefits and effect of high income on entitlement benefits.

  47. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Social Security Amendment Act (No. 3) 1992 (No. 80 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-08-18 | NZL-1992-L-33464

    Provides for rules in respect of accomodation of benefit, rent rebate entitlement, rate of rebate and limitation where applicant receiving another benefit or war pension.

  48. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    State Sector Amendment Act 1992 (No. 64 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | NZL-1992-L-33467

    Provides for rules in respect of power to establish superannuation schemes for officers and employees, requirement in respect of superannuation schemes, obligation to obtain confirmation from Government Actuary that scheme meets requirements, and contributions to superannuation schemes.

  49. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act (No. 2) 1992 (No. 61 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | NZL-1992-L-33766

    Amendments in respect of, inter alia, Government Superannuation Board, membership, nomination of appointed members, term of office of appointed members, representation of absent members, audit of accounts and refund of contributions on retiring before entitlement to retiring allowance.

  50. New Zealand - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Accident Compensation (Accident Experience) Regulations 1992, No. 161.

    Adoption: 1992-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-30 | NZL-1992-R-34378

    These regulations establish an accident experience system to adjust the amount of the basic levy payable by employers to the Accident Compensation Act 1982 on or by 31 May 1992, to reflect the accident experience of employers.

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