The Ministry of Social Development helps to build successful individuals, strong, healthy families and thriving communities.
The latest updates to information on the website
The Government has committed $16 million over the next four years to continue the Ministry’s successful Historic Claims Resolution Process for those abused in care.
The Government’s 2013 Budget has a wide range of social sector announcements. These are now avilable.
The Ministry of Social Development had its initial Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) review in May 2011. The Follow-up Review report is now avilable.
The latest quarterly benefit fact sheets are now available. These provide a range of information about the number of working-age people receiving main benefits in New Zealand.
The Minister for Social Development is seeking expressions of interest for Chief Commissioner of the Families Commission.
Parliament has passed the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill into law. The Bill will simplify benefit categories and introduce new obligations beneficiaries need to meet. Benefit payments aren’t changing.
The Government has announced changes to the grant funding system from 1 July 2013.
Find out what’s new with the Social Sector Trials.
We want to hear your views on how effective the 2007 amendments to the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act have been.