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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, such as: COVID-19 Income Relief Payment (CIRP) data broken down by several demographics, and by region (Regional Council and Territorial Authority).


Random Rounding - Confidentiality

From 12th 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:

Latest Monthly Benefits Update release

Monthly Benefits Update - A3

Monthly Benefits Update - Data file


Previous Monthly Benefits Update releases

Previous Monthly Benefits Update have been archived by year and can be accessed below:

Reporting archive 2020 (COVID-19 Reporting)

Monthly Benefits Update A3 and data file for November 2020.