Earlier changes

What's new

22 January 2018

Special Needs Grant - Rural assistance payments - Lower North Island and West Coast drought 2017/2018

Rural sector assistance has been activated for farmers who have a primary industry in an area affected by the Lower North Island and West Coast drought 2017/2018. See:


The following welfare programme has been added, effective from 22 January 2018:

This is also available in a hard-copy (PDF) format. See welfare programmes.

Student Allowance and Student Loan - Public Protection Order

Students who have a Public Protection Order are not "imprisoned or detained in prison under a sentence of imprisonment or preventative detention", and may be entitled to all Student Allowances or all components of a Student Loan. See: