COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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

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What's new

16 April 2021

Our new Social Development Data application provides an interactive view of the Ministry’s monthly data releases.

16 April 2021

New monthly data is now available.

16 April 2021

New weekly data is now available.

15 April 2021

The Benefit Fact Sheets provide quarterly data about the benefit system, including a wide range of splits on demographics and regions.

03 March 2021

The December 2020 registers are now available

21 January 2021

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

15 January 2021

New weekly data is now available.

18 December 2020

Find out what we are working on with our partners and stakeholders to help Kiwi families and communities to thrive.

16 December 2020

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in Aotearoa New Zealand

16 December 2020

Read Treasury's update on benefit number forecasts as part of the fiscal forecasts.

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