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

21 August 2014

Budget services now have the opportunity to apply for extra funding, with a $2 million funding round open for applications.

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.

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