Repeal Section 192 of the Social Security Act 2018

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Children and young people have what they need

Lead agency:
Ministry of Social Development
Action timeframe:
Implemented April 2020

Government has removed the sanction under section 192 of the Social Security Act 2018 (previously S70A).  Previously, if a sole parent did not identify the other parent of the child and applies for Child Support they were subject to a benefit reduction. By removing this sanction, around 12,000 sole parents have had their incomes increased by an average of $34 a week, benefiting around 24,000 children.