DPA provided written feedback on the NZISS proposal further to previously meeting with MBIE staff NZIIS proposal to discuss the proposal.

DPA commented on a number of areas including:

  • Any NZIIS must complement well-funded and equitable social welfare
  • Disabled people must have equitable access to any NZIIS
  • Proposed 50% threshold is too high
  • Support for reasonable accommodation needed
  • Further clarity needed around implementation
  • Disability representation on governance of NZIIS essential

Read the full DPA Submission on the NZ Income Insurance Scheme (NZIIS) Proposal (Word Doc)