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Vote Social Development

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Disability Issues (M23), Minister of Finance (M31), Minister for Social Housing (M37), Minister of Revenue (M57), Minister for Seniors (M61), Minister for Social Development (M63), Minister of State Services (M66), Minister of Veterans' Affairs (M75), Minister for Youth (M77)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Social Development

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: Minister for Social Development

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Social Development is responsible for the appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $545 million on child, youth and family related services including responding to and preventing child abuse and neglect, managing adoptions and youth justice services
  • a total of nearly $665 million on improved employment and social outcomes support
  • a total of over $49 million on services for investigation of overpayments, fraudulent payments and collection of overpayments
  • a total of nearly $60 million on specialised services, including services for students, seniors and management of service cards
  • a total of nearly $31 million on social policy advice, data, analytics and evidence services
  • a total of nearly $44 million on investing in communities
  • a total of nearly $6 million on planning, correspondence and monitoring
  • a total of over $12 million on the Children's Action Plan
  • a total of nearly $346 million purchasing services from non-governmental organisation service providers and crown entities
  • a total of nearly $75 million on debt write-downs
  • a total of nearly $15 million on a transformation programme: Investing in New Zealand Children and their Families
  • a total of nearly $12,912 million on payments of New Zealand Superannuation
  • a total of nearly $4,391 million on payments for the working age benefits - Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support and Supported Living Payment
  • a total of nearly $680 million on payments for assistance with expenses related to disability, hardship and entering or remaining in the workforce
  • a total of nearly $572 million on payments to assist people to obtain a qualification, or for youth to continue education/training or obtain work, or to support young parents
  • a total of nearly $372 million on other forms of financial assistance such as childcare, care of unsupported children and special circumstances
  • a total of over $147 million on advances of benefits and other recoverable payments to assist with hardship and
  • a total of nearly $2 million on social sector trials.

The Minister for Social Housing is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $1,149 million on Accommodation Assistance
  • a total of nearly $33 million on social housing outcomes support
  • a total of nearly $8 million on emergency housing response and
  • a total of over $840 million on social housing purchasing.

The Minister for Youth is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $11 million on partnering for youth development, including increasing youth development opportunities.

The Minister of Revenue is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $16 million for management of student loans, and
  • a total of over $1,682 million on payments for student loans.

The Minister for Disability Issues is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $4 million on promoting positive outcomes for disabled people.

The Minister of Veterans' Affairs is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $438,000 for processing and payment of Veterans' Pensions, and
  • a total of over $177 million on payment of Veterans' Pension.

The Minister for Seniors is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $1 million on services from the Office for Seniors.

The Minister of Finance is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $2 million for designing and implementing social investment.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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