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Govt working on ‘Lost Tribe’ issue

Friday 27 June 2014 | Published in Letters to the Editor

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Govt working on ‘Lost Tribe’ issue

Dear Editor, The pertinent qualifying criteria for the Lost Tribe members to qualify to collect the NZ pension requires a person to have spent five of those 20 years in New Zealand after the age of 50 years. That is what is preventing the Lost Tribe from qualifying. And this is what is driving a number of people over the age of 50 to move to NZ so they can qualify for this particular criteria.

Dear Editor, The pertinent qualifying criteria for the Lost Tribe members to qualify to collect the NZ pension requires a person to have spent five of those 20 years in New Zealand after the age of 50 years. That is what is preventing the Lost Tribe from qualifying. And this is what is driving a number of people over the age of 50 to move to NZ so they can qualify for this particular criteria.


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