COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Auckland is at Alert Level 3. Our Auckland offices are closed to the public. If you have an appointment with us in Auckland today, we'll call you at your appointment time.

The rest of NZ is at Alert Level 2. Our other offices remain open for people with appointments. If you need to see us, please call to book an appointment.

Information is available for people affected by COVID-19, including individuals, employers and community providers.

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What's new

10 August 2020

MSD is coordinating a new service to help New Zealanders connect to the wide range of supports and advice available through government agencies to help workers and businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19.

07 August 2020

Each year $750,000 is made available for policy-relevant research using Growing Up in New Zealand data.

07 August 2020

The Social Housing Register update for the June 2020 is now available

07 August 2020

New weekly reporting, including COVID-19 Income Relief Payment data, is now available

05 August 2020

If you're an employer, you can apply for monthly payments to help you keep or take on new apprentices.

31 July 2020

How it has affected the number of one-off hardship grants

30 July 2020

Read our latest newsletter to find out what we’re working on with our partners and stakeholders to help our Kiwi families and communities to be safe, strong and independent.

16 July 2020

The Benefit Fact Sheets provide a high-level view of trends and are broken down by different benefits, gender, age groups and payment types.

06 July 2020

MSD has today launched three five-year frameworks (2019-2023) for the prevention of family violence across Aotearoa.

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