Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Social Security Act 2018 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 20)

Social Security (Definitions of Income Test 1, Income Test 2, Income Test 3, and Income Test 4) Order 2020 (LI 2020/14)

Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) Order 2020 (LI 2020/13): clauses 3, 4, and 6(1), (3), (4) (as amended by Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) (COVID-19 Recovery Package) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/49))

Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities Act 2019 (2019 No 50): section 33

Social Assistance Legislation (Budget 2019 Welfare Package) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 23): Part 1

Social Security (Winter Energy Payment) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 13)

Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Act 2018 (2018 No 51): Part 1 subpart 20