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

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assistance.


What's new

28 June 2017

The baseline 2015 Social Housing Valuation (SHV) Report of the Social Housing system is now available for you to read online. 

25 May 2017

Changes to Accommodation Supplement part of new Family Incomes Package

19 May 2017

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle today announced that Murray Edridge will be stepping aside from his current duties as acting Deputy Chief Executive in the organisation.

17 May 2017

This is the sixth valuation of the future cost of New Zealand’s working-age benefit system now available.

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