News

From 4 August 2014, carers can apply for a grant from the Extraordinary Care Fund to help support a child in their care to reach their potential.

24 July 2014

Information for people affected by the recent wide-spread flooding in Northland.

21 July 2014

If you receive a benefit or pension, we need to know about any other income that you’re earning so that we can make sure we’re paying you the right amount.

21 July 2014

Law change makes both partners responsible.

11 July 2014

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD), including Work and Income, Senior Services, StudyLink and Youth Services, has negotiated with selected optometrists and opticians to supply glasses to people using hardship assistance to pay for them.

30 June 2014

The Government today confirmed that Christchurch residents who have received an Increased Flooding Vulnerability letter from the Earthquake Commission are eligible to apply for assistance under the Temporary Accommodation Assistance programme (TAA).

25 June 2014

 

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17 April 2014

Minister Bennett announced today a better deal for glasses.

11 April 2014

From 1 April 2014, some payment rates increase based on the updated Consumer Price Index of 1.38%.

18 March 2014

Earthquakes like yesterday's 6.3 magnitude one are always unsettling but we were fortunate that only small amount of very superficial damage (e.g. some broken lights) occurred. As usual, we've spoken with our engineers and they've assisted it is safe for our buildings to be operational and open for business.

21 January 2014

We recognise that you can face financial pressure when you’re caring for someone else’s child and, as part of the Children’s Action Plan, two new payments and a special fund are being introduced to help with this.

09 December 2013

When we’re open and when you’ll be paid over Christmas and the New Year.

05 December 2013

There’s a new way to login and there are lots of new things you can do in My Account.

02 December 2013

On Monday 2 December we’ll be adding new features to My Account and changing the way you login.

15 October 2013

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has announced that Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd (FPA) has been selected as the preferred supplier of whiteware for MSD clients through a rigorous and transparent procurement process.

23 September 2013

We're looking for young talented and passionate Pacific New Zealanders. Could you be one of this year's Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award winners?  If not you, what about a friend or family member?

23 August 2013