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

09 November 2017

Visit the Housing Assessment website for  the latest Social Housing Register figures across New Zealand.

09 November 2017

The Housing Quarterly Report provides a fuller picture of the progress MSD is making to bring on additional supply, and how we’re supporting people for the period ending 30 September 2017.

19 October 2017

The Benefit Fact Sheets provide a high-level view of trends in benefit receipt.

22 September 2017

The Ministry for Social Development is challenging the Social Security Appeal Authority’s interlocutory decision and has today lodged an appeal.

21 September 2017

In response to an interlocutory decision of the New Zealand Social Security Appeal Authority about the Ministry's position on the use of pseudonyms by staff dealing with our most volatile clients.

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