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Social Security Amendment Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

On 23 July 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 23 January 2016.Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill

On 23 July 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 23 January 2016.

The Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill would amend the Social Security Act 1964 to extend the existing Youth Service to all 19-year-old beneficiaries with children, and 18- and 19-yearold beneficiaries without children who are considered to be at significant risk of long-term welfare dependency.

The committee has resolved to publicly call for submissions and advises that submissions will close at 5pm on Wednesday, 9 September 2015.

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