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

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • social policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans.

What's new

24 July 2014

People caring for other people’s children can now apply for a grant to provide additional financial support in some circumstances.

18 July 2014

The benefit fact sheets for the June 2014 quarter have been released.

08 July 2014

This edition updates last year’s report through to June 2013.

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