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Successful financial mentoring providers confirmed

The Ministry of Social Development has published the first round of successful providers for financial mentoring services around the country to work with people to improve their financial wellbeing and take control of their finances.

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MSD's Changemaker Fund to mobilise initiatives leading change with men

The second round of the ‘Changemaker Fund’ is now open to support initiatives that explore and adopt positive and safer behaviours with men in their communities. Applications are open from 10 April 2024 to 1 May 2024 for individuals, groups, or organisations that are working to lead change with men in their communities.

Apply or find out more about the Changemaker Fund – Change is Possible website

MSD’s targets for the next five years

The Prime Minister has announced nine targets for Government agencies. MSD will work to reduce the number of people receiving Jobseeker Support, and the number of households in emergency housing.

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Repayments of wage subsidy top $824M as investigations continue

Repayments have topped $824M, and 46 people have been brought before the courts, as MSD continues its investigations into wage subsidy scheme payments.

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What's new

08 July 2024

The Ministry of Social Development has published successful providers across the country to work with people to improve their financial wellbeing and take control of their finances.

26 June 2024

Change proposals affecting four business groups have been finalised.

11 June 2024

A man who made 50 applications for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy payments has been sentenced to seven months’ home detention.

30 May 2024

Budget 2024 sets out the Government’s programme for delivering on its priorities, including building a strong economy, reining in public sector spending and supporting job growth.

23 May 2024

Today we began consultation on the proposed changes within four of our Business Groups. 

16 May 2024

A man has been jailed after defrauding the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme of $109,644.

16 May 2024

A Christchurch man who applied for almost $40,000 in Covid-19 Wage Scheme subsidies using four different identities has been sentenced to six months community detention and reparations.

06 May 2024

Modelling on how New Zealand adults move through the benefit system over their lifetime.

23 April 2024

As part of MSD’s ongoing efforts to reduce costs, we offered the opportunity for some people to apply for voluntary redundancy.

We’ll be working hard to achieve new targets set by the Government.

04 April 2024

We’ve let our people know today we will be offering voluntary redundancy as part of the next steps towards reaching our cost savings commitments.   

18 December 2023

An updated MoU between MSD and NZTA sets in stone the approach the two agencies will take to achieve quality employment outcomes on all major infrastructure projects.

14 November 2023

From 20 November, new clients applying for ongoing financial support through MyMSD can choose to verify their identity online, using Identity Check.

29 August 2023

Cases we have taken through the courts to sentencing in recent months.

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