Primary legislation we manage and administer:

  • Social Security Act 1964 (SSA 1964)
  • New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (Part 1 and Schedules 1)
  • Social Welfare (Reciprocity Agreements, and New Zealand Artificial Limb Service) Act 1990
  • Student Allowances Regulations 1998 and Part 25 of the Education Act 1989
  • Social Workers Registration Act 2003
  • Vulnerable Children Act 2014 (Part 2 only)
  • Children’s Commissioner Act 2003
  • New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006
  • Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975 (except Part 2A)
  • Employment Services and Income Support Integrated Administration Act 1998
  • Family Benefits (Home Ownership) Act 1964
  • Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999
  • Department of Social Welfare Act 1971.

Protecting your rights

The Ministry issues Codes Of Conduct that govern the way we can obtain information from the people we help. It protects confidential relationships and ensures we follow a fair process.

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