We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • social policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assessments.

What's new

21 October 2014

The 2013/2014 Annual Report has been released.

17 October 2014

The benefit fact sheets for the September 2014 quarter have been released.

26 September 2014

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Chief Executive Brendan Boyle today released the findings of the first phase of the independent review into the Ministry’s security environment.

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