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Nominations Sought for the Social Security Appeal Authority - Wellington

07 October 2019

Location: Wellington, NZ
Company: Ministry of Social Development
Nominations sought for the Social Security Appeal Authority (SSAA)

The SSAA is an independent statutory tribunal, which was established under Section 12A of the Social Security Act 1964 and which continues under Schedule 8 of the Social Security Act 2018. Its function is to hear appeals against decisions on income support entitlements made by the Ministry of Social Development that have been confirmed or varied by a local Benefits Review Committee.

Appointments to the Social Security Appeal Authority (SSAA) are made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Social Development, after consultation with the Minister of Justice.

Opportunity/Skills & Experience:

The Minister for Social Development is looking to propose one new appointment to the SSAA for consideration by the Governor General. Please note that for this appointment, the Minister is looking for a candidate with:

  • strong connections to the Pasifka community
  • good decision-making and communication skills; and
  • specific skills relating to trusts and companies.


  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Upload a copy of your current CV

For additional information, please refer to the Instructions for Applying.

If you require any assistance or have any queries, please contact Lance Fowler on (04) 913 3245 or email

Nominations are due by 5.00pm on Friday 25 October 2019

Click here for a Position Description

Click here for Instructions on How to Apply

Last updated on the 7th October 2019