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Child, Youth and Family
Child, Youth and Family is the government agency that has legal powers to intervene to protect and help children who are being abused or neglected or who have problem behaviour.
Community Investment works with communities, non-government organisations (NGOs) and government agencies to support vulnerable children, young people and adults. Community Investment includes a network of five regional offices – Te Tai Tokerau., Auckland, Midlands, Central and Southern.
Work and Income
Work and Income provides employment services and income support throughout New Zealand. They offer a single point of contact for New Zealanders needing work-search support, income support and in-work support. They also assess people’s need for social housing. Work and Income is divided into a network of 11 regions, each headed by a Regional Commissioner.
StudyLink administers Student Allowances, Student Loans and Jobseeker Support Student Hardship for people undertaking study. StudyLink helps students make informed choices about their student finance, and to apply for it and manage it online.
Senior Services supports people as they age by providing information, connections and financial support so they can live secure and meaningful lives in their communities.
Seniors has staff in Work and Income service centres around New Zealand and in centralised processing and contact centres in Wellington and Whangarei.
Our services include:
- New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension and extra financial help
- SuperGold Card
- Community Services Card
- International Services
- Residential Care Subsidy
- Residential Support Subsidy.
Integrity Services works to reduce fraud and abuse, maximise debt collection, strengthen integrity and minimise risk across MSD.
Integrity Services includes:
- National Fraud Investigation Unit
- Collections Unit
- National Programmes Centre.
Youth Service aims to get young people into education, training or work-based learning. This will help young people gain the skills to find a job and have an independent future. Youth Service offers these services through local community organisations who are used to working with young people. In some areas Work and Income provide this service in-house.