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The Government has announced changes to Child Support for people getting a sole parent rate of a benefit.

19 May 2022

The Government has announced a number of changes as part of the 2022 Budget.

19 May 2022

Further investment is coming for Apprenticeship Boost, Māori Trades and Training Fund, and Mana in Mahi. These employment initiatives help New Zealanders earn while they continue to learn.

9 May 2022

The Government has announced funding for up to 64,000 people to get their driver licences over the next four years.

4 May 2022

The Ministry of Social Development, along with Inland Revenue, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Treasury are reviewing Working for Families tax credits.

20 April 2022

The Government has made up to $500,000 available through Enhanced Taskforce Green to help with the flooding clean up in Tairāwhiti and Wairoa regions.

8 April 2022

When you'll be paid and when our contact centres are open over Easter and Anzac Day.

1 April 2022

On 1 April 2022 benefit and payments increased due to the Annual General Adjustment. There is also an additional increase to some other payments you get from us. This was announced last year in Budget 2021.

1 April 2022

Support is available if you've been affected by the East Coast floods in the North Island (March 2022).

25 March 2022

The Minister of Immigration, Hon Kris Faafoi, has extended temporary Supplementary Seasonal Employer (SSE) visa settings previously agreed in 2020.

24 March 2022