Payment rates increased
16 March 2012.
On 1 April 2012 some payment rates increased.
On 1 April 2012 there was a 1.77% increase to:
- rates and thresholds for main benefits, Student Allowances, Student Loan Living Costs and the Foster Care Allowance
- rates and thresholds for some supplementary assistance
- thresholds for the Community Services Card.
A 2.65% increase was applied to rates of New Zealand Superannuation.