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COVID-19

Along with the rest of New Zealand, the Ministry is now working under the COVID-19 Protection Framework or 'traffic light' system. See our COVID-19 information pages.

Significant changes to Disability System

The Minister for Disability and the Minister for Health have announced a significant suite of changes to drive the transformation of the Disability System and to make Aotearoa more accessible.

Read about the Disability System Transformation

Read about Making Aotearoa accessible

See the Minister's press release

What's new

19 May 2022

Budget 2022 continues to support MSD’s efforts to help low-income New Zealanders, whether on benefit or working, as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

13 May 2022

The Government announces new funding to support its ongoing Care in the Community response.

12 May 2022

Budget 2022 is delivering on the Government’s plan to eliminate family violence and sexual violence.

09 May 2022

This report looks at how the 2021 COVID-19 wage subsidies were distributed across the population and the kinds of jobs that were supported.

06 May 2022

New weekly data for the week ending 29 April 2022 is now available.

20 April 2022

The Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue are currently consulting on Working for Families tax credits (WfF) and would like to hear your views.

08 April 2022

New monthly data for March 2022 is now available.

01 April 2022

Our response to recent Government announcements on COVID-19

11 February 2022

New monthly data for February 2022 is now available.

18 February 2022

Government announced today they have allocated additional funding to the Care in the Community welfare response to support whānau who are COVID positive and have to self-isolate.

21 January 2022

Benefit Fact Sheets for the December 2021 quarter are now available.

26 January 2022

Check out the latest reporting on the government’s Families Package

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