A listing of the Ministry of Social Development's recent media releases.
The Government has committed $16 million over the next four years to continue the Ministry’s successful Historic Claims Resolution Process for those abused in care.
Parliament has passed the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill into law. This Bill will simplify the benefit categories and introduce new obligations beneficiaries need to meet. Benefit payments won't change.Work and Income will write to people affected by the changes, before they come into effect on 15 July, 2013.
A state of drought has been officially declared in Northland today by the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, with other regions likely to follow soon.
Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has announced new measures to prevent, detect and catch welfare fraud.