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Your outstanding answers to my request and report from MSD about NZS

Guenter Langenbucher made this Official Information request to Carmel Sepuloni

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From: Guenter Langenbucher

Dear Carmel Sepuloni,
you have not answered my last request why my and my wife's pension is means tested and excluded from the scope of the WEAG.
Can you please answer?
I also would like to receive a copy of the report you asked from MSD about the "NZS settings" you mentioned in your last letter to me.
As far as I know this report was due to be presented to you by end of last year!
Please note that I consider this as an OIR.

Yours faithfully,

Guenter Langenbucher

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From: Guenter Langenbucher

Dear Carmel Sepuloni,
can you please confirm that you received the above mentioned request?

Yours faithfully,

Guenter Langenbucher

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From: C Sepuloni (MIN)
Carmel Sepuloni

Kia ora Guenter,

I can confirm that the Minister has received your request and she will be responding in due course.

Warm regards,
Hannah

Hannah Lee | Private Secretary - Executive Support
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Office of Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Minister for Social Development, Minister for Disability Issues, Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Authorised by Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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From: Guenter Langenbucher

Dear C Sepuloni (MIN),

by law you should have responded to my request by 29 May 2019!
When will you answer my request?

Yours sincerely,

Guenter Langenbucher

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From: C Sepuloni (MIN)
Carmel Sepuloni

Tçnâ koe Guenter,

This email is to advise you that the Minister has received your request, however requires more time to respond to this request. In accordance with section 15(1) and 15A of the Official Information Act, the Minister's response will be with you no later than Wednesday 15 May. 2019

Please note that due to public holidays, my response to you today is within the legislative timeframe

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or 0800 802 602.

Ngâ mihi,
Hannah

Hannah Lee | Private Secretary – Executive Support
Email [email address]

Office of Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Minister for Social Development, Minister for Disability Issues, Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Authorised by Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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From: C Sepuloni (MIN)
Carmel Sepuloni


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Kia ora,

 

Please see the attached response from Minister Sepuloni. I apologise for
the delay and thank you for your patience.

 

Ngâ mihi,

Ariki

 

Ariki Toma | Private Secretary

Office of Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Minister for Social Development,
Minister for Disability Issues, Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples,
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

 

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From: Guenter Langenbucher

Dear C Sepuloni (MIN),

Unfortunately your response to my enquiry under the Official Information Act was not helpful because you did not answer my main question – but you answered a question I have never asked!

I never asked for a copy of the report "New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension: Modernisation and Simplification"!

Instead I had asked for a copy of the report you had requested from MSD officials on the "NZS settings" you had mentioned in a previous letter to me.

This report was due to be presented to you by end of last year and then postponed to early this year (February, as far as I know).

I wonder what has become of this report and why it has taken MSD officials so long to give you advice on the settings of NZ Super with special regard to Section 70. You have been in government for one and half years now and since then you have refused to enlighten affected pensioners on the issue after your party had promised pre-election to look into the issue and unfairness of this law. The only thing we have understood is that obviously no changes are planned and that Labour have broken their election promise. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Yours sincerely,

Guenter Langenbucher

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From: Guenter Langenbucher

Dear C Sepuloni (MIN),
can you please confirm that you received my request dated 20 May 2019?

Yours sincerely,

Guenter Langenbucher

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From: C Sepuloni (MIN)
Carmel Sepuloni

Hi Guenter,

I can confirm that our office has received your request and we will be responding to you in due course.

Warm regards,
Hannah

Hannah Lee | Private Secretary – Executive Support
Email [email address]

Office of Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Minister for Social Development, Minister for Disability Issues, Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Authorised by Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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From: C Sepuloni (MIN)
Carmel Sepuloni

Kia ora Guenter,

Thank you for your email. I am writing to clarify that the Cabinet Paper "New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension: Modernisation and Simplification" and the report mentioned in the Minister's previous response to you regarding NZS settings, are one and the same.

I trust that this clarifies things, but please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries.

Warm regards,
Hannah

Hannah Lee | Private Secretary – Executive Support
Email [email address]

Office of Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Minister for Social Development, Minister for Disability Issues, Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Authorised by Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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