A listing of the Ministry of Social Development's recent media releases.
The Government is extending payment of the Income-Related Rent Subsidy (IRRS) to registered social housing providers other than Housing New Zealand from 14 April 2014. This is to help grow a more diverse social housing market in New Zealand. The subsidy tops up the rent paid by social housing tenants to housing providers.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett delivered a speech on data analytics at a software users conference in Wellington on Tuesday 18 February.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed the latest valuation of the welfare system showing a significant reduction in the liability.
People who care for someone else’s child play a very important role in New Zealand society. From 13 January 2014, new payments are available for people receiving Orphan’s Benefit and Unsupported Child’s Benefit who care for children when their parents can’t.
Work opportunities continue to open up for beneficiaries thanks to strong relationships between Work and Income and employers.
The Panmure Work and Income site will remain closed until further notice due to extensive damage from a fire that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.