Cost Of Living Payments - Eligibility - When?

Allen Reynolds made this Official Information request to Inland Revenue Department

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From: Allen Reynolds

The Commissioner
Inland Revenue Department

Question: when is/are the exact date(s) and time(s), at which eligibility (for COLP) is determined by IRD?

The Taxation (Cost of Living Payments) Act 2022 states: 'It is a function of the Commissioner to administer the cost of living payments scheme'

The 'scheme' has several criteria, outlined in the Taxation (Cost of Living Payments) Bill:
- income, 2021–22 tax year
- benefit status
- age
- residence status
- incarceration status

Clearly, the latter four can change, and with it, eligibility... So, the D's & T's matter -
is it 'the first of each payment month'?
is it the 'Commencement Date', per the Act?
is it some random Date and Time, when IRD staff happen to push the 'check eligibility button'?

and don't forget the Time...


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Dear Allen Reynolds

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"Inland Revenue completes eligibility checks daily... checks are done each afternoon..."

selected... alphabetically?
21 working days in a month - all the A's on day1, B's on day2... thru to those pesky X-Y-Z's on the 21st?

or... numerically, 5% at a time? (by IRD#, postcode, DOB?)

strangely - I was checked TWICE last payment - I became eligible, then was 'reversed' the very next day - so double-checks?

anyway... it's almost over... one more on Monday (3rd)

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