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

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.

16 May 2017

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) today released the independent review into events surrounding the potential breach of privacy relating to the collection of individual client data.

03 May 2017

A refresh of the Better Public Services targets will further improve the lives of New Zealanders, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

03 May 2017

We’re here to help New Zealanders.

03 May 2017

Selected Extensions to the Family Start Quasi-Experimental Impact Study are Now Available Online.

20 April 2017

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams released the new Social Housing Quarterly Report for the March 2017 quarter, which shows that wait times are down and more people are being helped into a warm, safe place to stay.

20 April 2017

The Social Housing Quarterly Report provides key facts and data on social housing.

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