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Budget 2021 - MSD main benefit increase release

05 August 2021.

The above papers outline the advice provided by MSD, and joint agencies, on prospective benefit rate increases and complementary changes for Budget 2021.

The papers capture:

  • advice provided in the lead up to, and after, the Budget 2021 bid process relating to potential benefit rate increase options,
  • the Budget 2021 main benefit rate increase bid,
  • advice progressing the legislative instruments to give effect to the main benefit rate increases and complementary changes, and
  • background documents and communications material to support the announcement of the initiatives.

The advice above is part of a wider pack of papers on options to increase benefit rates for Budget 2021. External agencies are leading the release of the wider pack of papers, in consultation with the Ministry of Social Development.

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