What we can do for

Seniors / Ko ngā Kaumātua

We're here to support people as they age, to be happy, healthy and valued.

The Ministry of Social Development's Senior Services

The Ministry of Social Development offers a number of different services for seniors.  This is a comprehensive resource to describe these services and provide you with appropriate contact information.

News and updates

19 November 2014

MSD Online Services (including the SuperGold Card Directory) will be unavailable from midday Saturday 22 November until 6pm Sunday 23 November.  Please be sure to save your information and log off before this time.  While you won't be able to log in, any information you’ve already saved in your NZ Super online application will still be available afterwards. This is due to changes being made to our systems. We apologise for any inconvenience.

12 November 2014

This briefing introduces the Ministry of Social Development and its relevant portfolios, including the current context, challenges and opportunities for improving outcomes for New Zealanders.

7 November 2014

There are changes that will affect MSD clients when the Veterans' Support Act comes into effect on 7 December 2014.