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

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.

15 September 2017

Completion of an investigation assessing whether there was any indication that an MSD employee may have been the source of information regarding Mr Winston Peters' Superannuation payments.

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