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Monthly Reporting

An overview of benefit and supplementary assistance data.

The Monthly Benefits Update compares the present month with the previous month, and the same month the previous year. Further comparisons can be found in the supporting data file.

The data file provides the figures used to produce the Monthly Benefits Update and contains selected data cuts.


Latest Monthly Benefits Update Release

Monthly Benefits Update - A3

Monthly Benefits Update - Data file

Social Development data application

For an interactive view of the Ministry’s data, please see our Social Development Data application at:

Confidentiality - Random Rounding

From 12 February 2021, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is applying a range of new confidentiality procedures to public data releases. These procedures will continue to protect client information, while making more data available. To find out how we have changed the way we work with client information visit:


Previous Monthly Benefits Update Releases

Previous Monthly Benefits Update have been archived and can be accessed below:

Reporting archive 2020 (COVID-19 Reporting)

Monthly Benefits Update A3 and data file for December 2020.