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17 April 2014

The Associate Minister for Social Development, Chester Borrows, announced today the passing of the Social Security (Fraud Measures and Debt Recovery) Amendment Bill that holds partners jointly accountable for any welfare fraud and subsequent debt created because of dishonesty.

14 April 2014

From today, the Ministry of Social Development manages applications for social housing and refers people on the waitlist to social housing providers.

11 April 2014

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD), including Work and Income, Senior Services, StudyLink and Youth Service, has negotiated with selected optometrists and opticians to supply glasses to people using hardship assistance to pay for them.

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