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To qualify for NZ superannuation should overseas visitors, immigrants refugees qualify for it after 10 years as at present living in NZ or 25 years.


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Poll: 10 years or 25 years living, working in NZ to qualify for the free NZ superannuation at age 65. (13 member(s) have cast votes)

10 years or 25 years IMMIGRANTS REFUGEES living, working in NZ to qualify for the free NZ superannuation at age 65.

  1. 10 years NO. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 10 years yes (4 votes [30.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  3. 25 years Yes (6 votes [46.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.15%

  4. 25 years No. (1 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  5. 30 years Yes (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  6. 30 years No. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Do not care. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Do not know (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Do you agree that the NZ superannuation at 65 should be tax free knowning that the gov't workers scheme, the police force, the MP'S, the judges, the judiciary, Gov't workers schemes are all tax free.

  1. Yes (6 votes [46.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.15%

  2. No. (5 votes [38.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

  3. Do not care. (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

Do you think that overseas immigrants, overseas visitors, overseas working holiday visitors after only 12 months, even they do not have NZ citizenship can vote in our NZ political parliamentary general election as at present they can do. Aussie IS NO

  1. No (6 votes [46.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.15%

  2. Yes (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Do not care. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Do not know (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Hell NO ! (7 votes [53.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.85%

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#1 Rehabilitated

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:08 PM

The same question re the 10 year period  to qualify for NZ superannuation at 65 at present, was polled on TV. Was it fair.

 

80% said no .  20% said yes.

 

Winston IS ABOUT TO ANNOUCE IT IS CHANGING FROM TEN YEARS TO 25 YEARS.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:09 AM

Why the emphasis on how long you have been here? Shouldn’t it be based on how much tax you have paid? I have an immigrant client that has been here for 10 years, has paid over $6 million tax to nz in that time. Are you denying him super?
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:58 AM

It already discriminates against NZers or immigrants with overseas pension schemes anyway. They deduct that from your payments. Yet if you have NZ based extra income that is not deducted.

Just more headline hunting from Winnie I guess. I thought he usually chased the grey vote?

How much is nz super now anyway?
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:30 AM

Why the emphasis on how long you have been here? Shouldn’t it be based on how much tax you have paid? I have an immigrant client that has been here for 10 years, has paid over $6 million tax to nz in that time. Are you denying him super?

Maybe there should be a bit of both?  How long you've been here and how much you've paid.

 

If it were me that was coughing up $600K/year in tax (which I'm guessing means he's earned 20+ million dollars in the same timeframe) I probably wouldn't be too worried about getting an extra $200/week in super.  Given you paid more than that amount in tax in a single week it seems to pale into insignificance. 

 

Wonder if Winnie is going to raise the subject of means testing, oh no, of course he's not...


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:37 AM

How much is nz super now anyway?

 

Crikey, it's quite a bit, some people almost get a pay rise when they retire.

 

Qualifying as

Weekly rate

Annual rate

Single: living alone

$411 

 $21,380

Single: sharing

$380

 $19,735

Married, civil union or de facto couple: one partner qualifies (and the other is not included)

$316

 $16,446

Married, civil union or de facto couple: both partners qualify

$633 

 $32,892 

Married, civil union or de facto couple: one partner qualifies and the other is included*

$601

 $31,263


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:04 AM

Almost enough to cover rent in Auckland
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:06 AM

What pisces me off is not being allowed to leave NZ or it gets cut off.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

BP, that's not correct IIRC. The law was changed in 2009 to allow living virtually anywhere, including the "grey OE". See
Social Assistance (Payment of New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension Overseas) Amendment Bill
I'm pretty sure it passed.
Also, a NZ registered ship is NZ territory, you haven't left.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:21 AM

I would love to know how to verify that. I was told categorically no.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:33 AM

Look here;

https://www.workandi...n-26-weeks.html


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