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.

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