We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assistance.


What's new

25 May 2017

Changes to Accommodation Supplement part of new Family Incomes Package

19 May 2017

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle today announced that Murray Edridge will be stepping aside from his current duties as acting Deputy Chief Executive in the organisation.

17 May 2017

This is the sixth valuation of the future cost of New Zealand’s working-age benefit system now available.

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