Estimates of appropriations

Vote Social Development - Social Services and Community Sector - Estimates 2021/22

Vote Social Development#

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Disability Issues (M23), Minister of Health (M36), Minister of Housing (M37), Minister of Revenue (M57), Minister for Seniors (M61), Minister for Social Development and Employment (M63), Minister for Veterans (M75), Minister for Youth (M77)

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTERING THE VOTE: Ministry of Social Development (A25)

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

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister for Social Development and Employment is responsible for the appropriations in Vote Social Development for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $17,691 million on payments of New Zealand Superannuation
  • a total of nearly $7,638 million on payments for the working age benefits - Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support and Supported Living Payment
  • a total of nearly $1,241 million on improved employment and social outcomes support
  • a total of nearly $680 million on payments to assist people to obtain a qualification including Student Allowances, Study Scholarships and Awards and Family Start/NGO awards
  • a total of over $605 million on payments for non-recoverable hardship assistance, transitional assistance, entering or remaining in the workforce assistance and special c[ircumstance assistance
  • a total of over $530 million to support those in receipt of a benefit to heat their homes in winter - Winter Energy Payment
  • a total of $500 million on the COVID-19 Business Support Subsidy
  • a total of nearly $498 million on financial assistance for childcare, care of unsupported children and extraordinary care fund
  • a total of over $441 million on advances of benefits and other recoverable payments to assist with hardship
  • a total of over $417 million on disability assistance
  • a total of over $312 million on community support services
  • a total of over $223 million on supporting employers of existing and incoming apprentices
  • a total of over $141 million for departmental capital expenditure
  • a total of nearly $132 million on purchasing services from non-governmental organisation service providers and Crown entities
  • a total of over $94 million on the provision of debt write-downs to achieve accurate valuations of outstanding Crown debt in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice
  • a total of nearly $70 million on income support and assistance to seniors and administration of service cards
  • a total of nearly $66 million on corporate support services mainly providing services to Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children under a shared services agreement
  • a total of over $64 million on payments supporting youth who are not able to live at home and payments to provide financial support to young parents
  • a total of nearly $55 million on prevention programmes to minimise errors and fraud of the benefit system and services for investigation and collection of overpayments and fraudulent payments
  • a total of over $49 million on social policy advice, and data, analytics and evidence services
  • a total of $40 million on the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme
  • a total of nearly $35 million on the Training Incentive Allowance
  • a total of nearly $30 million on historic claims resolution
  • a total of nearly $21 million on management of student support
  • a total of over $14 million on supporting equitable pay for care and support workers
  • a total of nearly $11 million on independent monitoring and assurance function of the Oranga Tamariki system
  • a total of over $7 million on planning, correspondence and monitoring
  • a total of over $7 million on New Zealand beneficiaries stranded overseas
  • a total of $5 million on New Zealand Artificial Limb Service capital injection
  • a total of $718,000 on supporting the Social Workers Registration Board
  • a total of $500,000 on investigating and responding to alleged social work offending.

The Minister for Social Development and Employment is also responsible for a capital injection of over $53 million to the Ministry of Social Development.

The Minister of Housing is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $2,498 million on accommodation assistance
  • a total of over $67 million on services to support people to access accommodation
  • a total of nearly $8 million on housing support assistance for those in need to access or retain housing solutions
  • a total of over $3 million on reimbursement to tenants of income related rent overpayments
  • a total of $3 million on an emergency housing support package.

The Minister for Youth is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of nearly $13 million on partnering for youth development.

The Minister of Revenue is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $1,674 million on payments for student loans
  • a total of over $20 million for management of student loans.

The Minister for Disability Issues is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $9 million on promoting positive outcomes for disabled people.

The Minister for Veterans is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $134 million on payments of Veteran's Pension
  • a total of $684,000 for processing of Veterans' Pensions.

The Minister for Seniors is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $2 million on promoting positive outcomes for seniors
  • a total of nearly $2 million on the enhancement and promotion of SuperGold Cards.

The Minister of Health is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $15 million on retrospective residential care subsidy payments.

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations#

  2020/21 2021/22
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administration of Service Cards (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to assessing entitlement for and issuing the Community Services Card, SuperGold Card and Veteran SuperGold Card, and providing information about the Community Service Card.
6,738 6,738 5,740

Corporate Support Services (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of corporate support services to other agencies.
65,876 57,876 65,903

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing data, analytics and evidence services to better inform government decision-making.
37,151 37,151 34,140

Enhancement and Promotion of SuperGold Cards (M61) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to promoting, enhancing and delivering information about the SuperGold and Veteran SuperGold cards, and enlisting businesses to provide discounts to SuperGold cardholders.
2,000 2,000 1,700

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to processing and administering New Zealand Superannuation payments, social security entitlements and international social security agreements to older persons, providing advice to older persons, and assessing financial entitlement to residential subsidies.
63,074 63,074 64,081

Independent Monitoring and Assurance of the Oranga Tamariki System (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to independent monitoring of compliance with, and delivery of, the Oranga Tamariki Act and related regulations and standards.
4,841 4,841 10,500

Investigating and Responding to Alleged Social Work Offending (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to services to investigate and respond to alleged offending under the Social Workers Registration Act 2003.
- - 500

Investigation of Overpayments and Fraudulent Payments and Collection of Overpayments (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to services to minimise errors, fraud and abuse of the benefit system and Income Related Rent, and services to manage the collection of overpayments, recoverable assistance loans and other balances owed by former clients.
59,033 59,033 54,527

Management of Student Loans (M57) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to assessing, administering, processing and reviewing entitlements for Student Loan payments and providing guidance to students making financial and study decisions.
23,373 23,373 20,387

Management of Student Support (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to managing non-recoverable financial support to students, involving assessing, administering and processing Student Allowance payments and other income support to eligible secondary and tertiary students.
23,390 23,390 20,509

Planning, Correspondence and Monitoring (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing planning, reporting and monitoring advice (other than policy decision-making advice) on Crown entities, statutory appointment advice on Crown entities and statutory tribunals, and correspondence services to support Ministers to discharge their portfolio responsibilities.
8,078 8,078 7,423

Policy Advice (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government social policy and related matters, including social sector issues.
19,201 19,201 15,008

Processing of Veterans' Pensions (M75) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the processing and administrative aspects of payment of Veterans' Pensions and related allowances.
684 684 684

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Disabled People (M23) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing services to promote and monitor the implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, to monitor and implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and to provide information to Ministers and external agencies on disability matters.
7,598 7,598 8,599

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Seniors (M61) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing information and facilitation to protect the rights and interests of older people, to promote local community involvement in senior issues, and ministerial services.
1,527 1,527 1,792

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to assessing and reviewing eligibility for housing needs and income related rent, and managing the public housing register, and supporting the holistic needs of people and their families receiving housing-related case management support.
69,180 69,180 67,355

Establishment of Independent Monitor of the Oranga Tamariki System (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to establishing an independent monitor and assurance function to provide oversight of the Oranga Tamariki system.
5,760 5,760 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

397,504 389,504 378,848

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Expenditure PLA (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Social Development, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
250,393 125,393 141,126

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

250,393 125,393 141,126

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Children's Commissioner (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services from the Children's Commissioner including the discharge of the Commissioner's duties under the Children's Commissioner Act 2003, monitoring and reporting on services delivered under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, and the identification of aspects of law, policy and practice that might adversely affect children and the development and proposal of remedies.
4,157 4,157 3,157

Community Participation Services (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services, resources, assistance and support to people so they can participate in and contribute to the wider community.
96,823 96,823 100,666

Social Workers Registration Board (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to supporting the Social Workers Registration Board deliver mandatory registration and workforce planning for all social workers.
1,393 1,393 718

Student Placement Services (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to placement services for students for holiday and term employment.
4,462 4,462 3,512

Supporting Equitable Pay for Care and Support Workers (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the additional costs of worker hours resulting from the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.
11,332 11,332 14,067

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

118,167 118,167 122,120

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

Accommodation Assistance (M37) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to payments for accommodation costs, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
2,397,198 2,337,198 2,497,515

Childcare Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to assistance for the costs of childcare that meets specific quality guidelines, where parents meet activity and income criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
169,161 150,961 162,872

Disability Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the Disability Allowance for people with disability costs, the Child Disability Allowance to the caregivers of children with a serious disability, and the Special Disability Allowance for the purpose of defraying expenses from the hospitalisation of a spouse or partner, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018. The Special Disability Allowance may also be paid in accordance with criteria set out in the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001.
412,164 408,164 417,170

Family Start/NGO Awards (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of course fees for Family Start family/whanau and NGO workers pursuing social work qualifications, in accordance with Cabinet decisions.
100 100 100

Hardship Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to Civil Defence payments, Funeral Grants, Special Benefit, Special Needs Grants, Temporary Accommodation Assistance and Temporary Additional Support to provide means-tested temporary financial assistance to persons with emergency or essential costs, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
534,792 494,792 590,943

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to means-tested income support for people who are eligible for Jobseeker Support or an Emergency Benefit, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
3,330,628 3,273,028 3,856,975

New Zealand Superannuation (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to an income for people who have reached the qualifying age of 65 years and fulfil the residency requirements, as provided for in the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001.
16,580,042 16,554,042 17,691,076

NZ Beneficiaries Stranded Overseas (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19, who were receiving benefit assistance or New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension, in accordance with criteria set out in the welfare programme established by the Minister for Social Development under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018.
41,874 41,874 7,032

Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit and additional assistance to provide income support for people charged with the responsibility for a child whose parents are dead or cannot be located, suffer a serious long-term disablement, or where there has been a breakdown in the child's family, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
298,121 293,921 332,479

Sole Parent Support (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to means-tested income support for people who are eligible for Sole Parent Support, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
1,487,972 1,470,172 1,719,888

Special Circumstance Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to financial assistance to people in special circumstances and comprises the Clothing Allowance, and providing assistance for community costs, domestic violence and witness protection relocation, home help, social rehabilitation assistance, telephone costs, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018; and Civilian Amputees Assistance, paid in accordance with criteria set out in the Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975.
12,444 11,344 10,767

Student Allowances (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to means-tested allowances for students on an approved study programme, paid in accordance with criteria set out in the Student Allowance Regulations 1998; and payment of Student Allowance Transfer Grants to students with dependants, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
634,624 609,724 656,374

Study Scholarships and Awards (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to scholarships and awards to tertiary students awarded in accordance with Cabinet decisions; and Teach NZ Scholarships awarded in accordance with the Education Act 1989.
25,667 25,667 23,167

Supported Living Payment (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to means-tested income support for people who are eligible for the Supported Living Payment, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
1,846,767 1,830,767 2,060,647

Training Incentive Allowance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the Training Incentive Allowance, paid in accordance with delegated legislation made under the Social Security Act 2018.
- - 34,848

Transitional Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to supplementary financial assistance to people who are adversely affected by changes in policy or legislation, so they will not be financially worse off at the point of change, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
324 324 500

Veterans' Pension (M75) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of the Veterans' Pension, and lump sum payments upon the death of a qualifying veteran or a veteran's qualifying spouse or partner, to eligible veterans and their spouses, partners and dependent children, as set out in the Veterans' Support Act 2014 and delegated legislation made under that Act.
141,007 138,907 133,583

Winter Energy Payment (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the Winter Energy Payment, paid to eligible people in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
836,231 816,231 530,242

Work Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to payments to beneficiaries, low income earners, students and ex beneficiaries to assist them to obtain and maintain employment, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
2,882 2,442 3,167

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to income support and incentive payments for people who are eligible for the Youth Payment or Young Parent Payment, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
60,429 58,029 64,136

COVID-19 Income Relief Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing temporary income relief to those who have experienced a loss of work due to the impacts of COVID-19, in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
184,484 184,484 -

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

28,996,911 28,702,171 30,793,481

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Business Support Subsidy Covid-19 (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to supporting employers to manage the impact of COVID-19 in line with criteria established by Cabinet.
2,167,000 1,337,000 500,000

COVID-19 Apprentice Support (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to supporting employers of existing and incoming apprentices through the COVID-19 Apprenticeship Boost Initiative in accordance with criteria established by Cabinet.
185,545 185,545 223,196

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to supporting workers through the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme, approved by Cabinet, in response to the COVID-19 virus, with criteria established by Cabinet.
51,000 11,000 40,000

Debt Write-downs (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the provision for write-downs of Crown debt administered by the Ministry of Social Development due to debt write offs or debt provisions resulting from the need to value debt in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.
193,581 193,581 94,291

Emergency Housing Support Package (M37) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of products and services to help families with children who are living in emergency housing accommodation and who have received, and remain eligible to receive Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
3,000 3,000 3,000

Extraordinary Care Fund (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to providing financial assistance to carers receiving the Orphan's Benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit to assist with costs for children in their care who are either experiencing difficulties that significantly impact on their development, or who are showing promise.
2,308 2,308 2,308

Out of School Care and Recreation Programmes (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of assistance to Out of School Care and Recreation programmes approved in accordance with regulations made under the Social Security Act 2018, to assist with the establishment and/or operating costs of OSCAR programmes.
21,939 21,939 24,189

Reimbursement of Income Related Rent Overpayments (M37) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to reimbursing overpayments resulting from the reassessment of the Income Related Rent.
3,309 3,309 3,202

Retrospective Residential Care Subsidy Payments (M36) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to paying Residential Care Subsidy to those impacted by the revised financial means assessment required as a result of a Court of Appeal decision and in accordance with the criteria established by Cabinet.
5,000 5,000 15,000

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

2,632,682 1,762,682 905,186

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

New Zealand Artificial Limb Service Capital Injection (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to capital injections to the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service for their capital programme.
- - 5,000

Recoverable Assistance (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to recoverable assistance payments, as a facility for low-income earners and beneficiaries to access means-tested assistance to help them to meet essential and immediate needs, or costs in specific circumstances, and to meet costs of pre-employment drug tests, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
386,056 358,056 441,260

Student Loans (M57) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to loans to tertiary students undertaking studies at approved tertiary institutions in accordance with Cabinet decisions.
1,608,279 1,563,279 1,673,953

Children's Commissioner Capital Injection (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to capital injections to the Office of the Children's Commissioner for their capital programme.
250 250 -

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,994,585 1,921,585 2,120,213

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Community Support Services MCA (M63) (A25)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to prevent and reduce vulnerability and harm for individuals, families and communities.
309,799 309,799 312,412

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Developing and Managing Community Services

This category is limited to approving, monitoring, contracting and managing the relationships with community-based service providers; engaging with communities and developing services.
39,390 39,390 33,307

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Community Support and Advice

This category is limited to services that build financial capability, develop community and provider capability and provide targeted advice and support for vulnerable individuals and families.
83,897 83,897 80,198

Expansion of Kainga Whanau Ora pilot

This category is limited to the expansion and continuation of the Kainga Whanau Ora pilot.
2,292 2,292 2,250

Improving Children's Participation in Education

This category is limited to programmes and services that enable children to better engage and participate in education.
1,550 1,550 1,616

Participation and Support Services for Seniors

This category is limited to services that address isolation, abuse and neglect of older people, and support participation in communities.
5,684 5,684 7,395

Place-Based Approaches

This category is limited to the delivery of services and operational support of collective initiatives following a place-based approach.
7,453 7,453 6,414

Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence

This category is limited to services that support victims of family and sexual violence and address perpetrator behaviour.
137,133 137,133 148,832

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Community Response to Adverse or Emergency Events

This category is limited to financial support for communities that have been impacted by an adverse or emergency event.
32,400 32,400 32,400

Housing Support Assistances MCA (M37) (A25)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support people to access or retain housing.
64,427 24,427 7,963

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Provision to better prepare people to access and sustain private rentals

This category is limited to the provision of programmes to help prepare people to obtain and sustain private rental accommodation.
200 200 763

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Non-Recoverable Housing Support Assistances

This category is limited to non-recoverable Housing Support Assistances, which help people access and/or retain housing tenancies, paid in accordance with criteria set out in delegated legislation made under the Social Security Act 2018.
6,200 6,200 6,200

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Recoverable Housing Support Assistances

This category is limited to recoverable Housing Support Assistances, which help people access and/or retain housing tenancies, paid in accordance with criteria set out in delegated legislation made under the Social Security Act 2018.
58,027 18,027 1,000

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63) (A25)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to operate the benefit system and associated interventions in such a way as to improve client outcomes (employment and social) by moving them closer to independence, with a focus on those at risk of long term benefit receipt.
1,159,803 1,029,803 1,240,543

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administering Income Support

This category is limited to assessing, paying, reviewing entitlements and collecting balances owed by clients for income support, supplementary assistance, grants and allowances, and administering international social security agreements relating to disabled people, sole parents, and widows and widowers.
441,835 431,835 475,784

Improving Employment Outcomes

This category is limited to providing assistance, services and other interventions, including associated administrative expenses, either in accordance with delegated legislation made under the Social Security Act 2018, or as approved by Cabinet or the appropriation Minister, or consistent with strategic direction set by Cabinet or the appropriation Minister, to eligible people to help them move into and retain employment.
564,150 454,150 510,162

Improving Work Readiness Outcomes

This category is limited to providing assistance, services and other interventions, including associated administrative expenses, either in accordance with delegated legislation made under the Social Security Act 2018, or as approved by Cabinet or the appropriation Minister, or consistent with strategic direction set by Cabinet or the appropriation Minister, to eligible people to address barriers to employment to help them become work ready.
127,480 117,480 123,237

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Flexi-Wage Employment Assistance

This category is limited to providing Flexi-wage employment assistance, for eligible people to help them move into and retain sustainable employment, in accordance with criteria set out by Cabinet or approved by the Minister or in delegated legislation made under the Social Security Act 2018.
26,338 26,338 131,360

Partnering for Youth Development MCA (M77) (A25)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve outcomes for young people through youth development.
24,489 24,489 12,563

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administering Youth Development

This category is limited to developing, promoting and funding a positive youth development approach in partnership with businesses, iwi and the philanthropic and youth sectors.
5,460 5,460 4,001

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Delivering Youth Development

This category is limited to purchasing youth development outcomes.
19,029 19,029 8,562

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

1,558,518 1,388,518 1,573,481

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

35,948,760 34,408,020 36,034,455

Multi-Year Appropriations#

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Departmental Output Expenses

   

Administering Support for the Mental Health and Employment Social Bond Pilot (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the costs of administering and providing business support to the Mental Health and Employment Social Bond Pilot.

Commences: 01 February 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 340
Adjustments to 2019/20 (240)
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 100
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 100
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 -
Estimate for 2021/22 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Claims Resolution (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to resolving claims of abuse and neglect for people who were under the supervision or in the care, custody or guardianship of the state or who had come to the notice of the state prior to 2008.

Commences: 01 April 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 25,049
Adjustments to 2019/20 (11,452)
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 13,597
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 13,597
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 -
Estimate for 2021/22 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Historic Claims (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to resolving claims of people over the age of 18 who report experiencing abuse or neglect while in the care, custody, guardianship, or came to the notice, of the state (but are not currently under the sole guardianship of the state), including assisting and responding to reviews and inquiries of the historic child welfare system and the redress and rehabilitation process.

Commences: 01 July 2019

Expires: 30 June 2024
Original Appropriation 93,750
Adjustments to 2019/20 (64,987)
Adjustments for 2020/21 (10,959)
Adjusted Appropriation 17,804
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 17,804
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 -
Estimate for 2021/22 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Historic Claims Resolution (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to resolving claims of people who report experiencing abuse or neglect prior to 1 April 2017 while in the care, custody, guardianship, or came to the notice, of the state (but are not currently under the sole guardianship of the state), including assisting and responding to reviews and inquiries of the historic child welfare system and the redress and rehabilitation process.

Commences: 01 July 2020

Expires: 30 June 2024
Original Appropriation 76,439
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 10,959
Adjusted Appropriation 87,398
Actual to 2019/20 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 27,632
Estimate for 2021/22 29,746
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 30,020

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   

Mental Health and Employment Social Bond Pilot (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to the outcome payments incurred under the Mental Health and Employment Social Bond Pilot.

Commences: 01 February 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 3,800
Adjustments to 2019/20 (2,916)
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 884
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 884
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 -
Estimate for 2021/22 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations#

  2020/21 2021/22
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 35,948,760 34,408,020 36,034,455
Total Forecast MYA Departmental Output Expenses 27,632 27,632 29,746

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

35,976,392 34,435,652 36,064,201

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63) (A25) 142,087 142,087 53,284

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Additional Funding for Employment Services Response

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63)

5,200 - - - -
Departmental Net Assets          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
40,500 - - - -
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
13,500 - - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Additional Ministry of Social Development Housing Staff Required to Meet the Emergency Housing Demand of Those in Need

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37)

- 3,130 3,130 3,130 -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Additional Ministry of Social Development Staff to Respond to New Zealanders' Income  and Employment Needs

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 21,227 39,033 - -
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 9,098 16,728 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Addressing Issues with the Fair Residency Bill

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

- - 157 322 686

New Zealand Superannuation (M63)

- - (954) (1,972) (4,231)

Supported Living Payment (M63)

- - 194 399 850

Veterans' Pension (M75)

- - (6) (11) (22)
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63)

- 2,548 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Apprenticeship Support Scheme Programme: Design and Implementation of the Mana in Mahi Expansion and the Apprenticeship Boost Initiative

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
19,199 15,676 4,106 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

COVID-19 Apprentice Support (M63)

204,045 166,946 - - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
Continuation of Kainga Whanau Ora to Support Whanau to Maintain and Grow Resilience

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Expansion of Kainga Whanau Ora Pilot
- 2,250 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Continued Funding for KickStart Breakfasts for School Children to Support Families in Need

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Children's Participation in Education
- 1,266 1,266 1,266 1,266
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Continued Investment to Address At-Risk Ministry of Social Development Service Delivery Systems

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63)

- 12,500 - - -
Departmental Net Assets          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 1,786 2,675 2,195 2,195
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 1,937 2,900 2,380 2,380
Departmental Output Expenses          
Continuing Action to Improve Social Inclusion

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Community Support and Advice
1,000 2,150 1,650 - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Continuing He Poutama Taitamariki for Young People

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

250 100 100 100 100
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
2,778 2,807 2,837 2,869 2,869
Departmental Output Expenses          
Continuing the Investment in the Ministry of Social Development's Financial Management and Payroll System Replacements

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63)

- 34,836 - - -
Departmental Net Assets          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 2,748 17,372 13,187 12,537
Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme Changes

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
250 - - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (M63)

31,000 - - - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) July Package: Technical Decisions

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37)

725 - - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment Implementation Report

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 8,740 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19: Building Maori Partnerships to Strengthen Social and Economic Wellbeing

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Community Support and Advice
5,000 5,000 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19: Building Financial Capability Services to Assist the Recovery of Individuals and Whanau Impacted

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Community Support and Advice
11,402 13,810 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19: Community Connection Services for High and Complex Needs Clients

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Community Support and Advice
20,625 20,625 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19: Ensuring Continuity and Adequacy of Student Support

Student Loans (M57)

18,753 394 400 406 412
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
COVID-19: Investing in the Resilience and Recovery of Communities Affected by COVID-19

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Community Support and Advice
18,000 18,000 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19: Investing in the Resilience and Recovery of Providers Affected by COVID-19

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Community Support and Advice
15,000 7,000 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
COVID-19: Providing Support for Foodbanks, Food Rescue and Community Food Services in the COVID-19 Recovery

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
600 600 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
  • Community Response to Adverse or Emergency Events
14,400 14,400 - - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
COVID-19: Responding to Increased Demand for Family Violence Services

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Participation and Support Services for Seniors
800 - - - -
  • Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence
8,300 3,500 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Creating a Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme and Amending the Leave Support Scheme

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
400 - - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Business Support Subsidy COVID-19 (M63)

967,000 - - - -

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (M63)

30,000 - - - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
Delaying the Implementation of the New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension Legislation Amendment Bill

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

(910) (1,984) (1,525) (1,211) (1,211)

New Zealand Superannuation (M63)

7,329 16,105 12,562 10,123 10,123

Supported Living Payment (M63)

(1,137) (2,480) (1,906) (1,514) (1,514)

Veterans' Pension (M75)

45 90 71 57 57
Benefits or Related Expenses          
Draw-down from the "Reducing Risk of Critical Systems - Critical Service Delivery Systems"

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63)

5,500 5,500 - - -
Departmental Net Assets          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
1,000 4,850 2,850 2,850 2,850
Departmental Output Expenses          
Draw-down of Contingency for "Reducing Risk of Critical Systems - FMIS and Payroll"

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63)

6,530 - - - -
Departmental Net Assets          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
1,368 5,347 811 811 811
Departmental Output Expenses          
Drawdown of Contingency for the Closure of the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (Canterbury Earthquakes) Programme

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
201 - - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Drawdown of Operating Contingency: Targeted Support for At-risk Akonga

Partnering for Youth Development MCA (M77)

         
  • Administering Youth Development
661 601 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
  • Delivering Youth Development
10,467 - - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Emergency Financial Assistance for Caregivers in Response to COVID-19: Base Rate Increase

Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit (M63)

26,610 27,512 29,264 31,111 31,111
Benefits or Related Expenses          
Emergency Financial Assistance for Caregivers in Response to COVID-19: Supporting Stability and Care

Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit (M63)

2,601 13,982 22,622 24,180 24,180
Benefits or Related Expenses          
Employment and Financial Support Response to COVID-19

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
77,000 56,000 40,000 20,000 20,000
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
33,000 24,000 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Employment Service Response to COVID-19

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
80,000 40,000 - - -
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
20,000 10,000 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Enabling Ministry of Social Development to Investigate and Respond to Alleged Offending by Non-registered Social Workers

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- (500) - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Investigating and Responding to Alleged Social Work Offending (M63)

  500      
Departmental Output Expenses -   - - -
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
- 207 207 184 184
Departmental Output Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 208 208 185 185
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 2,767 2,767 2,455 2,455
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 3,001 3,001 2,663 2,663
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- 747 747 662 662
Departmental Output Expenses          

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63)

- 400 400 355 355

Investigation of Overpayments and Fraudulent Payments and Collection of Overpayments (M63)

- 341 341 302 302

Management of Student Loans (M57)

- 127 127 113 113

Management of Student Support (M63)

- 128 128 114 114

Policy Advice (M63)

- 94 94 83 83

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37)

- 401 401 356 356
Departmental Output Expenses          
Expand and Strengthen Existing Employment Services to Support More Disabled New Zealanders into Employment

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
120 120 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
  • Community Participation Services (M63)
6,130 6,130 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Expansion of the Flexi-Wage Scheme

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

170 170 82 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
4,278 4,415 1,885 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
  • Flexi-Wage Employment Assistance
26,338 131,360 142,302 - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
Extending Support for Temporary Visa Holders in New Zealand

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

- 885 - - -

Winter Energy Payment (M63)

- 62 - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

9,462 1,974 - - -

Hardship Assistance (M63)

(1,489) 150 - - -

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

144,972 19,370 - - -

Sole Parent Support (M63)

13,647 4,136 - - -

Supported Living Payment (M63)

877 108 - - -

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63)

356 54 - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
570 276 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Recoverable Assistance (M63)

(3,973) (325) - - -
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

(204) - - - -

Disability Assistance (M63)

(35) - - - -

Hardship Assistance (M63)

(29) - - - -

New Zealand Superannuation (M63)

(34,388) - - - -

NZ Beneficiaries Stranded Overseas (M63)

41,780 7,032 - - -

Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit (M63)

(49) - - - -

Veterans' Pension (M75)

(159) - - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          
Extension to the Christchurch Mosques Attack Welfare Programme

Hardship Assistance (M63)

7 50 - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
(7) (50) - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Four Month Extension Apprenticeship Boost Initiative

COVID-19 Apprentice Support (M63)

(18,500) 56,250 18,750 - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
Funding Approved for the Temporary Policy Changes to Expand Access to Assistance with Rent Arrears

Housing Support Assistances MCA (M37)

         
  • Recoverable Housing Support Assistances
55,600 - - - -

Recoverable Assistance (M63)

(24,700) - - - -
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
Growing Disability and Accessibility Leadership and Advice for Disabled People

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Disabled People (M23)

- 1,065 1,701 1,499 1,499
Departmental Output Expenses          
Implementation of the Better Later Life Strategy for Seniors

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Seniors (M61)

- 494 490 490 490
Departmental Output Expenses          
Implementing a Court of Appeal Decision on Means Assessment for Long-term Aged Residential Care

Retrospective Residential Care Subsidy Payments (M36)

5,000 15,000 - - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to Those Stranded Overseas

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

(392) - - - -

Disability Assistance (M63)

(30) - - - -

Hardship Assistance (M63)

(55) - - - -

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

(837) - - - -

New Zealand Superannuation (M63)

(6,760) - - - -

NZ Beneficiaries Stranded Overseas (M63)

10,131 - - - -

Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit (M63)

(34) - - - -

Sole Parent Support (M63)

(344) - - - -

Supported Living Payment (M63)

(235) - - - -

Veterans' Pension (M75)

(28) - - - -

Winter Energy Payment (M63)

(1,405) - - - -

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63)

(11) - - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          
Improving Childcare Assistance for Low and Middle-income Families

Childcare Assistance (M63)

- 448 1,999 3,712 5,989
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 300 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 550 100 100 100
Departmental Output Expenses          
Improving Financial Assistance for Caregivers

Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit (M63)

- 3,897 16,277 17,130 17,979
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 254 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

- 1,609 3,834 3,918 4,003

Disability Assistance (M63)

- 112 262 263 264

Hardship Assistance (M63)

- (207) (484) (486) (487)

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

- 30,563 14,485 14,693 14,899

Sole Parent Support (M63)

- 8 3 3 3

Supported Living Payment (M63)

- 61 23 23 23

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63)

- 4 2 2 2
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 80 80 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 2,591 1,851 624 624
Departmental Output Expenses          
Increasing Funding for Rent Arrears Assistance in Response to Impact of COVID-19

Housing Support Assistances MCA (M37)

         
  • Recoverable Housing Support Assistances
1,427 - - - -
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

8,498 36,206 34,542 33,205 33,205

Childcare Assistance (M63)

(159) (592) (587) (650) (650)

Hardship Assistance (M63)

(541) (2,255) (2,051) (1,860) (1,860)

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

11,363 53,520 48,984 44,855 44,855

New Zealand Superannuation (M63)

1,015 4,018 3,587 3,297 3,297

Sole Parent Support (M63)

2,548 11,523 10,435 9,277 9,277

Supported Living Payment (M63)

1,190 4,627 4,008 3,561 3,561

Transitional Assistance (M63)

80 - - - -

Veterans' Pension (M75)

6 24 24 17 17

Winter Energy Payment (M63)

652 2,477 3,676 3,620 3,620
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
2,107 4,297 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Increasing Places Available within Out of School Care and Recreation Service (OSCAR) Providers for Low-income Families

Out of School Care and Recreation Programmes (M63)

- 2,250 2,250 2,250 2,250
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
- 275 377 377 377
Departmental Output Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 277 379 379 379
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 3,681 5,041 5,041 5,041
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 3,992 5,468 5,468 5,468
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- 993 1,360 1,360 1,360
Departmental Output Expenses          

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63)

- 532 729 729 729

Investigation of Overpayments and Fraudulent Payments and Collection of Overpayments (M63)

- 453 620 620 620

Management of Student Loans (M57)

- 169 232 232 232

Management of Student Support (M63)

- 170 233 233 233

Policy Advice (M63)

- 125 171 171 171

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37)

- 534 731 731 731
Departmental Output Expenses          
Key Policy Decisions on Temporary Income Relief for People who have lost their Job due to COVID-19

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

(12,961) - - - -

COVID-19 Income Relief Assistance (M63)

1,080,710 - - - -

Hardship Assistance (M63)

(753) - - - -

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

(519,153) - - - -

Sole Parent Support (M63)

(38,505) - - - -

Winter Energy Payment (M63)

(61,903) - - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

250 - - - -

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
8,110 - - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

- (6,957) (26,742) (23,800) (19,394)

Childcare Assistance (M63)

- (18) (65) (68) (100)

Hardship Assistance (M63)

- (1,761) (7,224) (6,187) (4,680)

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

- 111,015 431,863 415,228 394,656

Sole Parent Support (M63)

- 17,740 72,624 72,822 72,927

Student Allowances (M63)

- 18,295 55,517 55,805 56,190

Supported Living Payment (M63)

- 22,889 92,722 95,639 98,388

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63)

- 1,210 5,209 5,495 5,809
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Student Loans (M57)

  16,446 51,451 51,960 52,208
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- - 250 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 586 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 July 2021

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

- (25,187) (21,451) (18,783) (15,111)

Childcare Assistance (M63)

- 3,364 3,718 4,050 4,496

Hardship Assistance (M63)

- (2,045) (1,662) (395) 1,094

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

- 321,385 308,829 299,048 286,788

Sole Parent Support (M63)

- 93,135 99,846 100,169 100,308

Supported Living Payment (M63)

- 135,132 140,400 144,920 149,095

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63)

- 4,284 4,459 4,759 5,081
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 400 500 200 100
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 2,325 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Meeting Demand for the Ministry of Social Development's Employment Services to Support People into or in Employment

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 18,187 61,451 - -
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- 4,547 15,363 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Paying a Living Wage Rate to Security Guards Working at the Ministry of Social Development

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 386 318 273 262
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 419 344 296 284
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- 104 86 74 71
Departmental Output Expenses          
Place-Based Initiatives - Final Drawdown of Budget 2019 Early Years Violence Prevention Sites Contingency

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Place-Based Approaches
- 1,614 1,614 1,891 1,891
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Place-Based Initiatives: Evaluation Findings and Long Term Funding

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
200 200 200 200 200
Departmental Output Expenses          
  • Place-Based Approaches
7,453 4,800 4,800 4,800 4,800
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Place-Based Initiatives - South Auckland Social Wellbeing Board (M63)

(1,700) - - - -

Place-based Initiatives - Tairawhiti Local Leadership (M63)

(953) - - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Preventing Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Extending Early Wrap-around Support to Help People Stop Using Violence

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
- 150 147 147 147
Departmental Output Expenses          
  • Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence
- 2,448 3,060 3,060 3,060
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Proceeds of Crime Fund - Round Two Funding recommendations

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence
228 230 211 - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

- 2,260 6,467 11,547 6,988

Sole Parent Support (M63)

- 6,453 18,030 31,852 18,107

Student Allowances (M63)

- (9,158) (25,391) (44,551) (25,228)

Training Incentive Allowance (M63)

- 33,888 36,933 36,699 12,606

Winter Energy Payment (M63)

- 274 838 1,501 1,315
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 30 30 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 727 1,074 985 2,315
Departmental Output Expenses          

Recoverable Assistance (M63)

- (61) (50) (41) (34)

Student Loans (M57)

- 20,236 10,288 4,391 1,596
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
Remedial Action for the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service's Christchurch and Auckland Centres

New Zealand Artificial Limb Service Capital Injection (M63)

- 5,000 - - -
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development Staff as a Result of Collective Bargaining

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
- 692 1,410 1,410 1,410
Departmental Output Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 696 1,417 1,417 1,417
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 9,254 18,843 18,843 18,843
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 10,037 20,435 20,435 20,435
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- 2,497 5,084 5,084 5,084
Departmental Output Expenses          

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63)

- 1,338 2,725 2,725 2,725

Investigation of Overpayments and Fraudulent Payments and Collection of Overpayments (M63)

- 1,139 2,319 2,319 2,319

Management of Student Loans (M57)

- 426 867 867 867

Management of Student Support (M63)

- 428 872 872 872

Policy Advice (M63)

- 313 638 638 638

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37)

- 1,341 2,731 2,731 2,731
Departmental Output Expenses          
Seasonal Work Assistance

Work Assistance (M63)

346 643 - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
(346) (643) - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Second Draw-down from the Reducing Risk in Critical Systems and Implementing Legislative Change Contingency

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63)

21,209 - - - -
Departmental Net Assets          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
11,310 8,039 7,205 7,205 7,205
Departmental Output Expenses          
Strengthening Existing Debt Solution Services and Developing a National Approach to Address Problem Debt

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
330 330 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
  • Community Support and Advice
1,681 1,981 - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Support for Foreign Nationals in Hardship from 1 December 2020

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

16,068 - - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses          
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Developing and Managing Community Services
- 310 262 230 205
Departmental Output Expenses          

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

- 311 263 231 208
Departmental Output Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- 4,140 3,500 3,077 2,742
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
- 4,491 3,795 3,338 2,972
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- 1,117 944 830 740
Departmental Output Expenses          

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63)

- 599 506 445 396

Investigation of Overpayments and Fraudulent Payments and Collection of Overpayments (M63)

- 509 431 379 337

Management of Student Loans (M57)

- 190 161 142 126

Management of Student Support (M63)

- 192 162 142 127

Policy Advice (M63)

- 140 119 104 93

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37)

- 600 507 446 397
Departmental Output Expenses          
Supporting Offenders into Employment Phase Two

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63)

244 - - - -
Departmental Net Assets          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
6,424 5,484 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Supporting the Children's Commissioner to Make Changes Associated with the Independent Children's Monitor

Planning, Correspondence and Monitoring (M63)

- 1,200 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
The Construction Accord: Expanding Skills for Industry Initiative (COVID-19 Response)

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Employment Outcomes
27,800 27,800 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Transfer of Funding for the Training Incentive Allowance up to Level 3 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework

Training Incentive Allowance (M63)

- 960 960 960 960
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- (960) (960) (960) (960)
Departmental Output Expenses          
Transfer of Funding to Meet Current Demand Levels for The Community Awareness and Preparedness Fund (CAP FUND)

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Community Response to Adverse or Emergency Events
(960) - - - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
  • Community Support and Advice
(1,100) - - - -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Wage Subsidy Scheme Extension - Change to Criteria

Business Support Subsidy COVID-19 (M63)

700,000 - - - -
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
Welfare Overhaul: Removing the Subsequent Child Policy

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

- (26,297) (101,047) (104,695) (104,695)

Sole Parent Support (M63)

- 26,297 101,047 104,695 104,695
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

         
  • Administering Income Support
- (12) (12) (12) (12)
  • Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
- 12 12 12 12
Departmental Output Expenses          
Workforce Planning for All Social Workers: Social Workers Registration Board as Lead Agency

Family Start/NGO Awards (M63)

(605) (605) (705) (705) (705)
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Implementation and Operation of the Mandatory Registration of Social Workers (M63)

(788) (113) (114) (114) (114)

Social Workers Registration Board (M63)

1,393 718 819 819 819
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Working in Partnership with KidsCan to Support Families in Need

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

         
  • Improving Children's Participation in Education
- 350 350 350 350
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Total Initiatives

 

3,196,981

1,888,226

1,950,212

1,601,280

1,560,696

   

Summary of Financial Activity

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 319,094 388,217 391,278 457,904 543,303 535,303 408,594 122,120 530,714 513,775 467,988 464,553
Benefits or Related Expenses 20,350,301 21,106,981 23,078,785 25,294,969 28,996,911 28,702,171 N/A 30,793,481 30,793,481 32,379,269 33,386,442 34,359,499
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 110,892 98,812 95,460 12,272,626 2,632,682 1,762,682 - 905,186 905,186 145,940 123,991 123,990
Capital Expenditure 1,841,869 1,718,192 1,800,424 1,912,139 2,244,978 2,046,978 141,126 2,120,213 2,261,339 2,260,867 2,256,671 2,280,753
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 752,816 759,532 806,161 914,848 1,435,553 1,305,553 1,146,491 256,030 1,402,521 1,318,343 1,158,754 1,158,992
Other Expenses - - - 11,744 64,938 64,938 - 169,960 169,960 148,502 6,200 6,200
Capital Expenditure - - - 1,097 58,027 18,027 N/A 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Total Appropriations

23,374,972 24,071,734 26,172,108 40,865,327 35,976,392 34,435,652 1,696,211 34,367,990 36,064,201 36,767,696 37,401,046 38,394,987

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 14,506 12,922 9,073 9,905 22,763 22,763 N/A 31,414 31,414 31,939 31,831 31,786
Capital Receipts 676,501 739,894 785,585 808,977 847,776 847,776 N/A 867,923 867,923 890,383 900,824 917,640

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

691,007 752,816 794,658 818,882 870,539 870,539 N/A 899,337 899,337 922,322 932,655 949,426

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior year's information in the Summary of Financial Activity table.

Output Expenses

The output expenses trend increased from 2016/17 to 2017/18 which was mainly related to the Ministry providing a full year of corporate support services to Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children, which was established from 1 April 2017 ($61.629 million). The expenditure trend was then stable in the period between 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The trend increased from 2018/19 to 2019/20 mainly due to Historic Claims expenditure ($17.804 million), increased expenditure on services to support people to access accommodation which included preventing and reducing homelessness ($13.561 million), increased expenditure on data analytics mainly for the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study and a reallocation of expenses from the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes MCA ($13.339 million), increased expenditure on income support and assistance to seniors to meet demand driven changes ($9.095 million) and increased expenditure on community participation services mainly on community based services for disabled people ($5.983 million).

The trend increases from 2019/20 to 2020/21 mainly due to a one-off reallocation of funding from the Multi-Category Expenses appropriation category to meet demand driven cost pressures ($33.080 million). Other movement in this period relates to an increase in expenditure on services to support people to access accommodation including for additional resources to meet emergency housing demand ($20.416 million), expenditure on community participation services mainly related to community based services for disabled people ($12.598 million) and for Historic Claims expenditure ($9.828 million).

The trend then decreases from 2020/21 to 2021/22 mainly due to a decrease in corporate support services to Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children as the value of the shared services provided by the Ministry of Social Development continues to reduce over time ($8.027 million).

The trend then continues to decline from 2021/22 to 2022/23 mainly due to time-limited funding ending for the GUiNZ study ($7.849 million) and for expanding and strengthening employment services for disabled people ($6.130 million).

The trend then significantly decreases from 2022/23 to 2023/24 mainly due to the completion of historic claims funding in 2022/23 ($30.020 million) and time-limited funding for preventing and reducing homelessness ending in 2022/23 ($19.740 million).

The output expenses trend is stable from 2023/24 onwards.

Other Expenses

The other expenses trend was stable from 2016/17 to 2018/19 then increased on a massive scale in 2019/20 mainly due to actual expenditure on the COVID-19 business support subsidy scheme ($12,095 million) and the COVID-19 leave payment and worker self-isolation schemes ($76.253 million).

In 2020/21 estimated expenditure on the COVID-19 business support subsidy scheme is $1,337 million and then is forecast to decrease to $500 million in 2021/22. Expenditure on the business support subsidy is subject to change and is currently dependent on the escalation of COVID-19 Alert Levels throughout New Zealand.

The Apprenticeship Support Programme which was established in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19 provides additional time-limited funding between the 2020/21 and 2022/23 financial years. Significant expenditure on the Apprenticeship Support Programme is forecast in 2020/21 ($185.545 million) and in 2021/22 ($223.196 million).

Debt write-downs is forecast to increase by $121 million due to increased impairment levels expected in the 2020/21 financial year.

The other expenses baseline trend returns to normal levels from 2022/23 onwards.

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

The majority (75% to 90%) of Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure is for Student Loans (SL), with about 60% of SL expenditure occurring in the first four months of each calendar year when course fees are paid. Expenditure decreased from $1,573 million in 2016/17 to $1,459 million in 2018/19 with the introduction of the 'Fees Free' policy for new first year students creating a large reduction in 2018. This overshadowed the underlying boost to borrowing offered by the $50 increase to weekly living costs from 1 January 2018. Expenditure has since risen in line with borrowing levels and is expected to reach $1,563 million in 2020/21, assisted by the temporary doubling of the $1,000 limit for course related costs borrowing as a Covid-19 related assistance for students. Expenditure is expected to increase to $1,674 million in 2021/22 assisted by a combination of an increase in student numbers as the weaker labour market sees more people seeking study and more people encouraged to study (and also borrow) with the reintroduction of the Training Incentive Allowance. Expenditure further increases following the announced April 2022 increase to the weekly living cost maximum, which mostly offsets the expected reduction in the number of borrowers as the economy recovers and overall student numbers decline. Expenditure is expected to be $1,724 million in 2024/25.

The Recoverable Assistance item makes up nearly all of the remainder of Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure. Recoverable Assistance expenditure increased from $185 million in 2016/17 to $316 million in 2019/20, in line with broad increases in housing related costs (rent arrears, bonds, bedding, furniture, appliances), car repairs and clothing. Expenditure is expected to reach $358 million in 2020/21, rising further to $441 million in 2021/22 due to a higher level of benefit recipients and continued rising demand for hardship assistance. The rising demand is expected to remain a driver throughout the forecast period, with expenditure increasing to $483 million by 2024/25.

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

The Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA) expense had an increase from 2017/18 to 2018/19 which was mainly related to funding for new policy initiatives in 2018/19. This included stabilising and strengthening the delivery of family and sexual violence services ($11.163 million), the administration of the Families Package ($11.129 million), remuneration cost pressures for the Ministry ($9.324 million), interim frontline security measures ($7.195 million), increased funding for availability and resilience of the Ministry's Information Technology (IT) systems and frontline tools ($6.100 million) and the Youth Health and Wellbeing Survey ($2 million).

The trend increased significantly from 2018/19 to 2019/20 which was mainly related to new funding for family and sexual violence services ($29.140 million), remuneration and other cost pressures ($27.027 million), administration of COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and other support schemes ($15.300 million), Mana in Mahi programme ($10.835 million), improving employment and other outcomes for disabled people and people with health conditions ($9.279 million), increased case management at the frontline ($7.919 million) and administration funding for the COVID-19 response ($6.557 million). Other expenditure increases included community responses to adverse or emergency events ($9.922 million).

There is a significant increase from 2019/20 to 2020/21 mainly due to increased funding for the COVID-19 response including for the employment service response ($154 million), workforce capacity response ($110 million), funding for sexual violence and family violence specialist services ($31.475 million), COVID-19 response funding for Flexi-Wage Employment Assistance ($26.338 million), construction accord funding for expanding skills for industry initiative ($23.800 million), increased funding for community response to adverse or emergency events ($22.478 million), recoverable rent arrears assistance in response to COVID-19 ($16.930 million), Mana in Mahi expansion ($13.937 million), COVID-19 response funding for increased demand for family violence services ($8.300 million), family violence capability and regional support ($8.298 million) and implementation funding for apprenticeship support ($5.262 million).

The trend then increases from 2020/21 to 2021/22 mainly due to an increase in funding for COVID-19 response funding for Flexi-Wage Employment Assistance ($105.022 million), the reinstatement of funding to baseline in 2021/22 as a result of the impact of the prior year reallocation of resources to output expenses ($33.080 million) and an increase in the baseline for remuneration increases for Ministry staff as a result of collective bargaining ($21.788 million), investing in the Ministry's corporate services ($15.181 million), COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment implementation project ($8.740 million) and supporting and strengthening site safety and security ($9.748 million), offset by a decrease in funding for recoverable housing support assistances ($17.027 million).

The trend then decreases from 2021/22 to 2022/23 due to time limited funding for COVID-19 response funding for community advice and support services ending in 2021/22 ($48.416 million), community response to adverse or emergency events ending in 2021/22 ($32.400 million) and construction accord funding for expanding skills for industry initiative ending in 2021/22 ($27.800 million).

The trend then significantly decreases from 2022/23 to 2023/24 mainly due to time limited funding for COVID-19 response funding for Flexi-Wage Employment Assistance ending in 2022/23 ($142.302 million) and COVID-19 response funding for employment services and additional Ministry staff ending in 2022/23 ($132.575 million).

The trend then stabilises from 2023/24 onwards.

Non-Departmental Benefits or Related Expenses

Expenditure in Vote Social Development BoRE increased by $4,944 million (24%) from $20,350 million in 2016/17 to $25,294 million in 2019/20.

New Zealand Superannuation accounts for the majority of total Benefits or Related Expenses (BoRE) expenditure, at over 60% of total spending. However, this proportion has fallen from 65% in 2017/18 to 63% in 2018/19 as Winter Energy Payment and other Families Package spending occurred and decreased further to 61% in 2019/20 as expenditure on other benefits rose as a response to the COVID-19 impact. Expenditure on New Zealand Superannuation, as a proportion of total BoRE spending, is expected to fall to 57% by 2021/22 before rising to 61% by 2024/25.

The main drivers of expected growth in total BoRE spending between 2020/21 and 2024/25 are the increasing number of superannuitants, and adjustments to New Zealand Superannuation and main benefit payment rates in line with average wage growth.

Accommodation Assistance

The Accommodation Assistance appropriation was transferred from Vote Social Development to Vote Social Housing from 1 July 2017. Funding for the Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants was transferred to this appropriation from Hardship Assistance within Vote Social Development from 1 July 2018. The Accommodation Assistance appropriation was transferred back to Vote Social Development from 1 October 2018. All amounts quoted in this section include Emergency Housing - Special Needs Grants from its inception in 2016/17.

Expenditure increased by $513 million (46%) from $1,127 million in 2016/17 to $1,640 million in 2018/19, with a significant increase occurring in April 2018 following an increase to maximum weekly payment rates and changes to area definitions. Expenditure further increased by $283 million (17%) to $1,923 million in 2019/20 due to an increase in the uptake of Accommodation Supplement and higher average payment rates.

By 2020/21 expenditure is estimated to be $2,337 million, the growth driven mostly by the increase in uptake of Accommodation Supplement as the effects of COVID-19 hit the New Zealand and global economies, while higher payment rates further contribute to the increase. Expenditure is expected to peak in 2021/22 at $2,498 million before decreasing to $2,386 million by 2024/25, as the number of people receiving benefits decreases as the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. This decreasing number of people receiving benefits is partly offset by expected growth in accommodation costs.

The number of people receiving Accommodation Supplement typically follows the trends of main benefits (Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support and Supported Living Payment) and New Zealand Superannuation. The number of people rose from an average of 290,100 in 2016/17 to 318,100 in 2019/20.

The number is expected to increase further to 379,400 in 2021/22, mainly due to the impacts of COVID-19 on main benefits (in particular Jobseeker Support) which will flow through to an increase in Accommodation Supplement. The number of people is then expected to gradually fall to 365,000 by 2024/25 as the New Zealand economy recovers from COVID-19 and main benefit numbers reduce.

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit

Expenditure increased by $588 million (35%) from $1,697 million in 2016/17 to $2,285 million in 2019/20. This is mainly driven by the increase in the average number of people from 2018/19 to 2019/20 where numbers grew 17% from 138,700 to 161,700. The $25 increase to payment rates from April 2020 as part of the COVID-19 Recovery Package further contributes to the increase in expenditure.

Expenditure for this appropriation is expected to increase by $988 million (43%) between 2019/20 and 2020/21, reaching $3,273 million. This is due to an increase in the number of people mainly from the impact of COVID-19 in 2020. This impact is reflected by a 51,900 (32%) increase in the number of people during that period to 213,600.

From 2020/21 to 2021/22 expenditure is expected to increase by $584 million (18%) to $3,857 million. This is largely the effect of increasing benefit payments on July 2021 and April 2022 (as part of the Budget 2021), as well as the impact of indexation of the payment rates and an increasing number of people.

Expenditure is then expected to decrease to $3,559 million in 2024/25 as the number of people falls from a peak of 222,200 in 2021/22 to 178,000 in 2024/25 as economic conditions improve.

New Zealand Superannuation

Expenditure increased by $2,478 million (19%) from $13,043 million in 2016/17 to $15,521 million in 2019/20. Expenditure is expected to increase by a further $4,468 million (27%), from $16,554 million in 2020/21 to $21,022 million in 2024/25. Annual inflation adjustments and adjustments for growth in average wages typically account for between 40% and 60% of total annual changes in expenditure on New Zealand Superannuation.

The number of people on New Zealand Superannuation grew by 78,000 people (11%) between 2016/17 and 2019/20 to an average of 794,900. The number of people is expected to continue to grow, reaching an average of 936,600 by 2024/25. Previous policy adjustments to non-qualified partners are expected to assist in slowing this rate of growth over the medium to long-term.

Over the full nine-year period spanning 2016/17 to 2024/25, expenditure is expected to increase by $7,979 million (61%); this reflects both the number of people being expected to increase by 219,700 (31%), as well as accumulated inflation and wage adjustments.

Sole Parent Support

Expenditure rose by $72 million (6%) from $1,159 million in 2016/17 to $1,231 million in 2019/20.

The number of people on Sole Parent Support decreased by around 2,700 (4%) between 2016/17 and 2019/20 from an average of 63,600 to 60,900. This reduction was more than offset by the cost of living adjustments each April and the $25 increase to payment rates from April 2020 as part of the COVID-19 Recovery Package.

Expenditure is expected to grow by $397 million (27%) from $1,470 million in 2020/21 to $1,868 million in 2024/25. This is mainly due to indexation to payment rates and increases to payment rates on July 2021 and April 2022 (as part of Budget 2021). Growth in the number of people on Sole Parent Support is also expected to contribute to the growth in expenditure up to 2022/23 before decreasing.

Supported Living Payment

Expenditure increased by $118 million (8%) from $1,533 million in 2016/17 to $1,650 million in 2019/20 due to indexation adjustments. The number of people on Supported Living Payment was relatively steady from 2016/17 to 2019/20 at around 96,000.

Expenditure for this appropriation is expected to increase by $525 million (29%) from $1,831 million in 2020/21 to $2,355 million in 2024/25. The increases to payments rates on 1 July 2021 and 1 April 2022 (as part of Budget 2021) and wage indexation of the payment rates contribute to the majority of this growth.

The average number of people is expected to increase by 3,900 (4%) from 97,100 in 2020/21 to 101,000 in 2024/25.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Administration of Service Cards (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to assessing entitlement for and issuing the Community Services Card, SuperGold Card and Veteran SuperGold Card, and providing information about the Community Service Card.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,738 6,738 5,740
Revenue from the Crown 6,738 6,738 5,740
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve financial assistance to low income New Zealanders and older people by the accurate and timely assessment and issuing of discount service cards.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of card entitlement assessments completed accurately will be no less than

95% 99% 95%

The percentage of card entitlement assessments completed within five working days will be no less than

90% 98% 90%
The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of cardholders:        
  • SuperGold cards
712,251 734,553 761,008 784,582
  • Veteran SuperGold cards (subset of the above)
5,805  5,197  4,797  4,329 
  • Community Services Cards
842,711  832,085  954,822  1,026,831 
Number of cards issued per annum:        
  • SuperGold cards
248,413 254,197 267,429 275,807
  • Veteran SuperGold cards (subset of the above)
1,551 3,349  1,354 1,167
  • Community Services cards
 785,317 777,534  841,510  758,082
Number of SuperGold cardholders who also hold a Community Services Card 295,516 294,415 319,775 323,230

The Ministry has commenced consultation on a new learning and continuous improvement operating model. This review focuses on how quality could be observed in future with less focus on retrospective checking, shifting towards increased observational coaching, real-time assessment, and an end-to-end view of a client's engagement with the Ministry. As changes are made, the Ministry will look to develop measures that reflect the quality of client experience more fully than the current accuracy and timeliness measures.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a one-off increase of $1 million from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21, resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

Corporate Support Services (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of corporate support services to other agencies.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 65,876 57,876 65,903
Revenue from the Crown - - -
Revenue from Others 65,876 57,876 65,903
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve quality and efficient corporate support services.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s.15D(1) of the PFA, as this appropriation relates exclusively to outputs supplied by the Ministry of Social Development to one or more other departments.

The following information is provided for context only

The Ministry provides a range of purchased and transitional services to Oranga Tamariki, the Social Wellbeing Agency, the Ministry for Housing and Urban Development and Office of the Children's Commissioner. Services provided vary by agency and can include services such as Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Property and Facilities, and Information Privacy and Security.

Following a joint decision by MSD and Oranga Tamariki Chief Executives in October 2018 to disengage from shared services, MSD is progressively moving to transition remaining services to Oranga Tamariki. Timeframes for transition are dependent on major projects across MSD and Oranga Tamariki that are underway for IT, the Financial Management Information System and Payroll.

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to providing data, analytics and evidence services to better inform government decision-making.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 37,151 37,151 34,140
Revenue from the Crown 37,151 37,151 34,140
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to improve the design and delivery of policy and services through more effective use of data and analytics. This includes public reporting of research, evaluation and performance information and data.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of products and services provided that consistently reflect the Quality Framework principles (see Note 1) will be no less than

90% 90% 90%

The percentage of stakeholders surveyed that responded that they "agree" or "strongly agree" that the product(s) they received enabled them to make better decisions will be no less than (see Note 2)

80% 80% 80%

Average forecast variances for Vote Social Development - (Benefits or Related Expenses) BoRES in the 12 months to June are within the range of

+/-2% 0% +/-2%

Note 1 - The Quality Framework principles are: well commissioned, methodologically sound, client focused, builds knowledge and capability, and ethical.

Note 2 - Internal and external stakeholders are surveyed every quarter using pulse-check survey results.

The following information is provided for context only
  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of key publication documents on the Ministry's external website (see Note 1) 15 36 47
Number of key publication document views/downloads from the Ministry's external website (see Note 1) 14,648 16,151 23,090
Volume of data requests 1,596 1,550 3,639

Note 1 - This is limited to key publications funded by this appropriation and found within the Statistics, Research and Evaluation Reports pages located within the Publications Resources content on the Ministry's external website. This consists of:

  • official government statistics which the Ministry is obligated to publish both to the Minister and on the Ministry's external website
  • research reports about research the Ministry's Research and Evaluation team have conducted, and
  • evaluation reports which evaluate the effectiveness of the Ministry's services.
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2022/23 - - 250 - -
Community Services: Improving Access to Support Services for Communities in Regional New Zealand 2021/22 - 50 50 50 50
Enabling the Separation of Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 208 208 185 185
Improving Childcare Assistance for Low and Middle-income Families 2021/22 - 300 - - -
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - 80 80 - -
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 277 379 379 379
Main Benefit Increase and Other changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - 400 500 200 100
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - 30 30 - -
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development's Staff as a Result of Collective Bargaining 2021/22 - 696 1,417 1,417 1,417
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 311 263 231 208
Continuing He Poutama Taitamariki for Young People 2020/21 250 100 100 100 100
Expansion of the Flexi-Wage Scheme 2020/21 170 170 82 - -
Financial Appropriations for Drawdown from the Consolidated Homelessness Contingency 2020/21 140 160 100 - -
Key Policy Decisions on Temporary Income Relief for People Who Have Lost Their job due to COVID-19 2020/21 250 - - - -
Disabled People and People with Health Conditions - Improving Employment and Wider Wellbeing Outcomes 2019/20 460 - - - -
Mana in Mahi - Employment Programme to Support Successful Transition into Sustainable Work 2019/20 180 140 70 70 70
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economies of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 258 153 164 164 164
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration Cost Pressures 2019/20 671 671 671 671 671
Request for Drawdown from Contingency: Family Violence Prevention 2019/20 250 250 150 150 150
Sexual Violence Services - Developing Kaupapa Maori Services for Victims/Survivors, Perpetrators and their Whanau 2019/20 100 100 100 100 100
Sexual Violence Services - Improving the Wellbeing of Male Victims/Survivors through Peer Support Services 2019/20 50 50 50 50 50
Sexual Violence Services - Increasing Access to Crisis Support Services for Victims/Survivors 2019/20 50 50 39 39 39
Sexual Violence Services - Support for Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence Going through the Criminal Justice System 2019/20 50 50 50 50 50
Sexual Violence Services - Support Services for Adults Experiencing Concerning Sexual Ideation 2019/20 50 50 50 50 50
Sexual Violence Services - Support Services for Non-Mandated Adults with Harmful Sexual Behaviours 2019/20 50 50 50 50 50
Supporting Evidence-Based Policy on Child Wellbeing by Continuing the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) Study 2019/20 7,455 2,999 - - -
Family Violence Services Delivery - Stabilising and Strengthening 2018/19 300 220 220 220 220
Housing First - Expansion into New Cities and Regions 2018/19 300 250 250 250 250
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development: Initial Establishment 2018/19 (300) (250) (250) (250) (250)
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 183 183 183 183 183

Previous National-led Government

           
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case Request for Draw Down 2017/18 130 132 132 132 132
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 88 88 88 88 88
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $4 million decrease due to a one-off increase from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

This is mainly offset by:

  • $400,000 increase to provide for the costs associated with the main benefit increases and other changes from 1 July 2021, and
  • $300,000 increase to improve Childcare Assistance for low and middle-income families.

Enhancement and Promotion of SuperGold Cards (M61) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to promoting, enhancing and delivering information about the SuperGold and Veteran SuperGold cards, and enlisting businesses to provide discounts to SuperGold cardholders.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,000 2,000 1,700
Revenue from the Crown 2,000 2,000 1,700
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to recognise the valued contribution of older New Zealanders by providing easy access to discounted products and services, and information about the use of the cards.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The number of new businesses joining the SuperGold card programme will be no less than

250 600 375
The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of providers offering concessions/discounts on SuperGold cards 8,583 9,213 9,630 5,478
(see Note 1)
Number of visits to SuperGold card website (see Note 2) 1,088,974 1,384,758 1,511,984 2,540,666
Number of searches on the SuperGold Business Directory 286,361 339,174 364,476 277,317
(see Note 3)

Note 1 - The decline in the number of providers offering concessions/discounts in 2019/20 arises from a check of providers' details before the launch of the new SuperGold website and app. This check revealed that a significant number of providers had ceased to operate.

Note 2 - The count is of page views.

Note 3 - The decline in the number of searches of the business directory in 2019/20 is indicative of improved navigation on the new SuperGold website and app. Cardholders can more easily find what they are looking for via the category and location filters and so have less need to make general directory searches.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
SuperGold Card - Improving Financial Wellbeing through Better Access to Discounts and Concessions 2019/20 1,560 1,560 1,560 1,560 1,560
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to one-off increase of $300,000 from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

Historic Claims Resolution (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Historic Claims Resolution (M63) (A25)

This appropriation is limited to resolving claims of people who report experiencing abuse or neglect prior to 1 April 2017 while in the care, custody, guardianship, or came to the notice, of the state (but are not currently under the sole guardianship of the state), including assisting and responding to reviews and inquiries of the historic child welfare system and the redress and rehabilitation process.

Commences: 01 July 2020

Expires: 30 June 2024
Original Appropriation 76,439
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 10,959
Adjusted Appropriation 87,398
Actual to 2019/20 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 27,632
Estimate for 2021/22 29,746
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 30,020
Revenue
  Budget
$000
Revenue from the Crown to end of 2021/22 57,378
Revenue from Others to end of 2021/22 -
Total Revenue 57,378
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide a redress process to people who believe they were harmed while in the care, custody, guardianship or oversight of the State, as well as responding to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the redress and rehabilitation processes and the historic child welfare system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The number of assessments completed (see Note 1) will be no less than

1,864 assessments by 30 June 2023 1,864 assessments by 30 June 2023 1,864 assessments by 30 June 2023

The average time taken to resolve a claim will continue to reduce (see Note 2), taking no more than

3.5 years by 30 June 2023 3.5 years by 30 June 2023 3.5 years by 30 June 2023

The percentage of claimants who report they agree or strongly agree that they felt respected in their interaction with Historic Claims, should be no less than (see Note 3)

80% 80% 80%

Note 1 - The Ministry estimates a total of 1,864 assessments will be completed and approved over the three years of the appropriation, to 30 June 2023. This measure counts each assessment, so that if a claimant has both a claims assessment and a detailed assessment, this will be counted as two assessments to represent the volume and workflow.

Note 2 - The average length of waiting time for a claimant from the end-to-end process is reported as being close to four years as at March 2021, and the Ministry expects to reduce this average to taking no more than 3.5 years by the end of the financial year 2022/23. There are dependencies that relate to increased volume of claims, staff availability, and where the claimant choses to delay the process. When the result for this measure is calculated the Ministry will exclude those claims that are on hold because of the claimants' choice not to proceed at that time.

Note 3 - Feedback will be sought from claimants who have direct engagement with the Historic Claims team. The Ministry is committed to continuous improvement for claimants, and this feedback is a critical component to achieving this. The Ministry will exclude claimants that it knows have no digital access, and those for whom it has no direct contact (eg, represented claimants), as it is measuring the quality of direct interaction.

The following information is provided for context only

The Royal Commission hearings and requests for information demand significant resource to be diverted from the Ministry's usual business of responding to claims and therefore may impact on the Ministry's ability to assess and resolve claims.

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of claims received (see Note 1) 359 577 765 402
Claims in progress as at 30 June (see Note 2) 970 1,385 2,062 2,339

Note 1 - Financial year data. Includes enquiries that did not go on to become a claim that were captured historically.

Note 2 - These figures differ from earlier reporting to reflect the decision that unresolved claims should remain open and inactive.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Historical Abuse while in State Care - Resolving Claims 2019/20 32,471 33,968 - - -

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to processing and administering New Zealand Superannuation payments, social security entitlements and international social security agreements to older persons, providing advice to older persons, and assessing financial entitlement to residential subsidies.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 63,074 63,074 64,081
Revenue from the Crown 63,074 63,074 64,081
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the accurate and timely assessment and payment of entitlements to older people.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of entitlement assessments for payment of entitlements to older people completed accurately will be no less than

95% 95.5% 95%

The percentage of entitlement assessments for payment of entitlements to older people finalised within standard timeframes (see Note 1) will be no less than

90% 88% 90%

Note 1 - Standard timeframes include: six working days for New Zealand Superannuation and Emergency Benefit, 20 working days for New Zealand Superannuation entitlement assessments and 20 working days for Residential Care Subsidy entitlement assessments.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of New Zealand Superannuation applications processed        
  • Qualified
56,635 54,692 59,340 57,314
  • Non-Qualified
5,030  4,843  4,776 5,314
Percentage of applications that were made online 31.1% 38.8% 39.8% 45.8%
Volume of New Zealand Superannuation clients 729,445 752,767 781,438 809,001

The Ministry has commenced consultation on a new learning and continuous improvement operating model. This review focuses on how quality could be observed in future with less focus on retrospective checking, shifting towards increased observational coaching, real-time assessment and an end-to-end view of a client's engagement with the Ministry. As changes are made, the Ministry will look to develop measures that reflect the quality of client experience more fully than the current accuracy and timeliness measures.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Addressing issues with the Fair Residency Bill 2021/22 - 2,548 - - -
Enabling the separation of Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 400 400 355 355
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 532 729 729 729
Remuneration increases for the Ministry of Social Development's staff as a result of collective bargaining 2021/22 - 1338 2725 2725 2725
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 599 506 445 396
Completing Interior Security Fit-Out Programme for The Safety of Clients and Staff 2020/21 601 601 601 601 601
First Draw-down from the Reducing Risk in Critical Systems and Implementing Legislative Change Contingencies 2019/20 345 428 428 428 428
Drawdown of Contingency for Improving the Resilience of Work and Income Critical Systems 2019/20 246 246 246 246 246
Ministry of Social Development - Increasing Case Management at the Frontline 2019/20 2,665 2,421 2,364 2,364 2,364
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economies of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 1,730 1,023 1,101 1,101 1,101
Ministry of Social Development - Safety and Security for clients and staff with continued Security Guard presence 2019/20 798 374 393 393 393
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration Cost Pressures 2019/20 4,536 4,536 4,536 4,536 4,536
Contingency Draw Down for MSD Availability Project and Update on MSD Resiliency Project 2018/19 250 250 250 250 250
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 523 523 523 523 523
Update on availability and Resilience projects and request to Joint Ministers for a drawdown of Budget 18 Contingency funding for the Resilience project 2018/19 967 967 967 967 967

Previous National-led Government

           
Availability and Resilience Detailed Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 824 824 824 824 824
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 484 493 493 493 493
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 374 374 374 374 374

Independent Monitoring and Assurance of the Oranga Tamariki System (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to independent monitoring of compliance with, and delivery of, the Oranga Tamariki Act and related regulations and standards.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,841 4,841 10,500
Revenue from the Crown 4,841 4,841 10,500
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a strengthened independent monitoring and assurance function to provide oversight of the Oranga Tamariki system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

Reports on the Monitor's findings in relation to compliance with the Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards (NCS) and Related Matters) Regulations will be provided to the Minister for Children within a timeline agreed with the Minister.

The following information is provided for context only

The initial focus of the Monitor was on assessing compliance and quality of care in relation to Regulations 69 and 85 of the Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations (the NCS Regulations) from 1 July 2019. Three reports have been delivered to the Minister for Children as agreed, in December 2019, June 2020 and November 2020.

From January 2021, the Monitor is monitoring compliance with all the NCS Regulations. It has now established a full monitoring assessment framework, amended any relevant Memorandum of Understandings with agencies and has a resourced operating function enabling it to be fully operational. The first of what will become annual reports to the Minister for Children on all the NCS Regulations is due in December 2021.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Establishing and Operating the Independent Children's Monitor 2021/22 - 10,500 10,500 10,500 10,500
State Care for Children and Young People - Improving outcomes through Independent Monitoring 2019/20 4,677 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to $10.500 million increase to enable the strengthening of independent oversight of Oranga Tamariki and children's issues.

This is offset by $4.677 million decrease to establish an independent monitor for the State Care for Children and Young People.

Investigating and Responding to Alleged Social Work Offending (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to services to investigate and respond to alleged offending under the Social Workers Registration Act 2003.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 500
Revenue from the Crown - - 500
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve protection for the public from harm caused by people practising as a social worker who may not be qualified or competent to practice as one.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of stakeholders surveyed (see Note 1) who rate the action taken by MSD to prevent people practicing as social workers, who are not registered, as effective will be no less than

New measure New measure 75%

Note 1 - Stakeholders will include selected Ministers, the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, educators and employers.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Enabling the Ministry of Social Development to investigate and respond to alleged offending by non-registered Social Workers 2021/22 - 500 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation is due to $500,000 one-off funding to enable the Ministry to investigate and respond to alleged offending by non-registered Social Workers.

Investigation of Overpayments and Fraudulent Payments and Collection of Overpayments (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to services to minimise errors, fraud and abuse of the benefit system and Income Related Rent, and services to manage the collection of overpayments, recoverable assistance loans and other balances owed by former clients.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 59,033 59,033 54,527
Revenue from the Crown 59,033 59,033 54,527
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a welfare system that operates with fairness and integrity by ensuring that the right people receive the right entitlements and assistance, and identifies and resolves overpayments.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of cases of suspected fraud which are resolved through non-investigative intervention (see Note 1)

Baseline year 60% 60%

The percentage of fraud cases (see Note 2) responded to through an Investigations process that result in an entitlement change will be no less than

55% 52.5% 55%

The percentage of non-current debt arrangements that remain in place for at least 60 days (see Note 3) will be no less than

66% 63% 66%

Note 1 - Non-investigative interventions are made up of:

  • Early Intervention - this involves a letter and/or a phone conversation around the client's entitlement, focusing on getting the entitlement correct, not establishing an overpayment.
  • Facilitation - this is a face-to-face conversation with the client talking about their situation, entitlements and obligations. This enables the client to self-assess whether they are receiving their correct entitlements, focusing on getting the entitlement correct, not establishing an overpayment.

Note 2 - The performance standard relates to the number of people that are subject to an investigation by specialist fraud staff. For example, one investigation can involve multiple people.

Note 3 - The Ministry works with clients to arrange a rate of repayment that they can sustain based on their income levels.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of Integrity Intervention cases (see Note 1) 206,594 208,659 211,175 152,221
Number of cases completed by Fraud Intervention Services 5,268 4,755 5,385 5,234
Number of non-current debtors (see Note 2) 201,931 206,913 203,619 196,871
Number of completed prosecutions (see Note 3) 453 291 127 65

Note 1 - The Ministry currently works with six other government agencies and most of the process is automated.

Note 2 - Non-current debtors are people who are no longer in receipt of a main benefit but still have an open debt with the Ministry that they need to repay.

Note 3 - The overall decline in prosecutions in recent years reflects an increased focus on prevention and early intervention supported by the removal of specific prosecution targets for fraud investigators, new MSD approval processes for prosecutions, and the decline of income-related fraud detected through the information-sharing programme with Inland Revenue (while initially this programme resulted in a significant number of prosecutions, over time numbers have decreased). The further fall in 2019/20 has also been significantly influenced by delays in prosecutions due to reviews of current prosecutions following the review by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner into the Ministry's use of schedule 6 of the Social Security Act 2018 and by the reduction of Court services due to COVID-19.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Enabling the Separation of Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 341 341 302 302
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 453 620 620 620
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development's Staff as a Result of Collective Bargaining 2021/22 - 1,139 2,319 2,319 2,319
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 509 431 379 337
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economies of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 1,250 739 795 795 795
Ministry of Social Development - Safety and Security for clients and staff with continued Security Guard presence 2019/20 776 364 383 383 383
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration Cost Pressures 2019/20 3,277 3,277 3,277 3,277 3,277
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 689 689 689 689 689

Previous National-led Government

           
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 649 660 660 660 660
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 502 502 502 502 502
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a one-off increase of $5.600 million from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

This is offset by a $1.139 million increase to fund remuneration increases arising from collective bargaining negotiation commitments.

Management of Student Loans (M57) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to assessing, administering, processing and reviewing entitlements for Student Loan payments and providing guidance to students making financial and study decisions.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 23,373 23,373 20,387
Revenue from the Crown 23,373 23,373 20,387
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve reduced financial barriers to tertiary study by providing accurate and timely assessment and payment of student loans.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of entitlement assessments for a student loan completed accurately (see Note 1) will be no less than

95% 100% 95%

The percentage of initial entitlement assessments for a student loan completed within five working days (see Note 2) will be no less than

95% 100% 95%

Note 1 - This refers to the assessment that advised the student of a finalised outcome on the application (whether it was approved or declined).

Note 2 - The initial entitlement assessment is the first assessment to occur on the application - it does not include any subsequent action required, eg, where the application is incomplete and further information is received. Timeliness is counted from the date the application is received to the date the application is first assessed.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of applications received 220,374 208,932 198,017 200,124
Number of student loan borrowers the Ministry has made payments to (calendar year) 2016: 176,938 2017: 170,037 2018: 154,608 2019: 149,229

The Ministry has commenced consultation on a new learning and continuous improvement operating model. This review focuses on how quality could be observed in future with less focus on retrospective checking, shifting towards increased observational coaching, real-time assessment and an end-to-end view of a client's engagement with the Ministry. As changes are made, the Ministry will look to develop measures that reflect the quality of client experience more fully than the current accuracy and timeliness measures.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Enabling the Separation of Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 127 127 113 113
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 169 232 232 232
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development's Staff as a Result of Collective Bargaining 2021/22 - 426 867 867 867
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 190 161 142 126
Completing Interior Security Fit-Out Programme for The Safety of Clients and Staff 2020/21 197 197 197 197 197
Drawdown of Contingency for Improving the Resilience of Work and Income Critical Systems 2019/20 87 87 87 87 87
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economics of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 495 293 315 315 315
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration cost pressures 2019/20 1,297 1,297 1,297 1,297 1,297
Contingency Draw Down for Availability Project and Update on Resilience Project 2018/19 103 103 103 103 103
Funding Education Initiatives Using Headroom and Underspends in Vote Tertiary Education 2018/19 383 383 383 383 383
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 228 228 228 228 228
Update on availability and Resilience projects and request to Joint Ministers for a drawdown of Budget 18 Contingency funding for the Resilience project 2018/19 344 344 344 344 344
Final Financial Implications for the '100 days' Tertiary Education Commitments 2017/18 803 803 803 803 803

Previous National-led Government

           
Availability and Resilience Detailed Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 338 338 338 338 338
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 155 155 155 155 155
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case Request for Draw Down 2017/18 198 202 202 202 202
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a one-off increase of $3.700 million from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

This is mainly offset by a $426,000 increase to fund remuneration increases arising from collective bargaining negotiation commitments.

Management of Student Support (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to managing non-recoverable financial support to students, involving assessing, administering and processing Student Allowance payments and other income support to eligible secondary and tertiary students.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 23,390 23,390 20,509
Revenue from the Crown 23,390 23,390 20,509
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve reduced financial barriers to tertiary study by providing accurate and timely assessment and payment of non-recoverable financial support for students.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of entitlement assessments for a Student Allowance completed accurately (see Note 1) will be no less than

95% 98% 95%

The percentage of initial entitlement assessments for a Student Allowance completed within five working days (see Note 2) will be no less than

95% 100% 95%

Note 1 - This refers to the assessment that advised the student of a finalised outcome of the application (whether it was approved or declined).

Note 2 - The initial entitlement assessment is the first assessment to occur on the application - it does not include any subsequent action required, eg, where the application is incomplete and further information is required. Timeliness is counted from the date the application is received to the date the application is first assessed.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of applications processed 118,204 114,982 113,146 108,549
Number of students the Ministry has made allowance payments to (calendar year) 2016: 71,028 2017: 65,352 2018: 64,728 2019: 62,495

The Ministry has commenced consultation on a new learning and continuous improvement operating model. This review focuses on how quality could be observed in future with less focus on retrospective checking, shifting towards increased observational coaching, real-time assessment and an end-to-end view of a client's engagement with the Ministry. As changes are made, the Ministry will look to develop measures that reflect the quality of client experience more fully than the current accuracy and timeliness measures.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Enabling the Separation of Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 128 128 114 114
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 170 233 233 233
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development's Staff as a Result of Collective Bargaining 2021/22 - 428 872 872 872
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 192 162 142 127
Completing Interior Security Fit-Out Programme for The Safety of Clients and Staff 2020/21 198 198 198 198 198
Drawdown of Contingency for Improving the Resilience of Work and Income Critical Systems 2019/20 90 90 90 90 90
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economics of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 495 293 315 315 315
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration cost pressures 2019/20 1,298 1,298 1,298 1,298 1,298
Contingency Draw Down for Availability Project and Update on Resilience Project 2018/19 111 111 111 111 111
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 234 234 234 234 234

Previous National-led Government

           
Availability and Resilience Detailed Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 365 365 365 365 365
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 168 168 168 168 168
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case Request for Draw Down 2017/18 215 218 218 218 218
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a one-off increase of $3.600 million from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

This is mainly offset by a $428,000 increase to fund remuneration increases arising from collective bargaining negotiation commitments.

Planning, Correspondence and Monitoring (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to providing planning, reporting and monitoring advice (other than policy decision-making advice) on Crown entities, statutory appointment advice on Crown entities and statutory tribunals, and correspondence services to support Ministers to discharge their portfolio responsibilities.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 8,078 8,078 7,423
Revenue from the Crown 8,078 8,078 7,423
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective and efficient ministerial, advisory and administrative services to support Ministers to discharge their portfolio responsibilities.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Crown Entity Monitoring#

     

The percentage of reports provided to responsible Ministers within agreed timeframes in relation to either the accountability of Crown entities or appointments to Crown entities and/or statutory tribunals will be no less than

100% 100% 100%

Ministerial and Executive Services#

     

The percentage of draft written parliamentary questions, ministerial correspondence, and Official Information Act replies provided to Ministers that meet the agreed quality and timeliness standards (see Note 1) will be no less than

95% 95% 95%

Note 1 - The quality standard is that a draft provided for the Minister's signature is factually accurate, meets all legislative requirements and contains no avoidable errors. Agreed timeframes are:

  • Ministerial correspondence replies completed within 20 working days of receipt by the Ministry, unless otherwise agreed.
  • Parliamentary questions responses provided to the Minister's Office so that answers can meet the timeframe set in Parliamentary Standing Orders.
  • Ministerial Official Information Act request replies completed five days prior to the statutory time limit, unless otherwise agreed.
The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20

Crown Entity Monitoring

       
Number of Crown entities monitored 4 4 3 3
Number of Crown entity accountability documents assessed for monitoring purposes 28 28 21 21
Number of ministerial appointment processes supported 12 9 6 2

Ministerial and Executive Services

       

For Ministers:

       
Ministerial correspondence replies drafted 1,220 1,096 1,170 1,197
Written Parliamentary question replies 1,477 1,467 815 4,807 (see Note 1)
Official Information Act request replies 103 71 100 71
Number of information requests from Ministers' Offices completed 1,313 1,244 1,360 2,556

On behalf of MSD's Chief Executive:

       
Official Information Act request replies 511 462 566 648
Letters (including electronic) 1,042 1,051 1,054 1,153

Note 1 - This includes 2,364 questions received in July 2019 alone that sought information on benefit and grant receipt across all service centres.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Supporting the Children's Commissioner to Make Changes Associated with the Independent Children's Monitor 2021/22 - 1,200 - - -
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economics of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 137 81 87 87 87
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration Cost Pressures 2019/20 430 430 430 430 430
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 63 63 63 63 63

Previous National-led Government

           
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 46 46 46 46 46
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 59 60 60 60 60
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a one-off increase of $1.800 million from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

This is offset by a $1.200 million increase to support the Office of the Children's Commissioner to make changes associated with the Independent Children's Monitor.

Policy Advice (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to providing advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government social policy and related matters, including social sector issues.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 19,201 19,201 15,008
Revenue from the Crown 18,901 18,901 15,008
Revenue from Others 300 300 -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve high-quality policy advice to support decision-making.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The score for the Minister's satisfaction with the services provided by the policy function, based on the common Ministerial Policy Satisfaction Survey and on a five-point scale, will be no less than

4 4 4

In relation to the quality of policy advice, the average score for policy papers assessed using the common Policy Quality Framework, on a five-point scale, will be at least

3.75 3.75 3.75

In relation to the quality of policy advice, the distribution of scores for policy papers assessed using the common Policy Quality Framework:

     
  • Score 4 or higher will be no less than
55% 55% 55%
  • Score 3 or higher will be no less than
90% 90% 90%
  • Score 2.5 or lower will be no more than
10% 10% 10%
The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Total number of Cabinet papers, briefings and aide-memoires provided by the Ministry 741 694 532
(see Note 1)
704

Note 1 - During 2018/19 a number of staff and a portion of our work transferred to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Enabling the Separation of Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 94 94 83 83
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 125 171 171 171
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development's Staff as a Result of Collective Bargaining 2021/22 - 313 638 638 638
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 140 119 104 93
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economics of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 1,622 904 911 911 911
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration Cost Pressures 2019/20 811 811 811 811 811
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development: Initial Establishment 2018/19 (1,809) (1,809) (1,809) (1,809) (1,809)
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 198 198 198 198 198

Previous National-led Government

           
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 162 162 162 162 162
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 188 191 191 191 191
Social Sector Leadership: Delivering Better Results 2017/18 (1,808) (1,808) (1,808) (1,808) (1,808)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $3.500 million decrease due to a one-off increase from a fiscally neutral adjustment to fully resource the policy team in 2020/21, resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22
  • $350,000 decrease due to a one-off increase from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21, resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22, and
  • $300,000 decrease due to a one-off increase to progress the initial regulatory review work for the Driver Licensing System in 2020/21, resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

Processing of Veterans' Pensions (M75) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the processing and administrative aspects of payment of Veterans' Pensions and related allowances.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 684 684 684
Revenue from the Crown 684 684 684
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the accurate and timely assessment and payment of Veterans' Pensions and related allowances.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of Veterans' Pension entitlement assessments completed accurately will be no less than

95% 97% 95%

The percentage of Veterans' Pension entitlement assessments completed within timeframes (see Note 1) will be no less than

90% 95.5% 90%

Note 1 - Six working days for Veterans' Pension entitlement assessments for payment in New Zealand, and 20 working days for Veterans' Pension entitlement assessments for payment overseas.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of applications for Veterans' Pensions 205 210 260 198
Total Veterans' Pension clients at 30 June 8,272 7,573 6,967 6,390

The Ministry has commenced consultation on a new learning and continuous improvement operating model. This review focuses on how quality could be observed in future with less focus on retrospective checking, shifting towards increased observational coaching, real-time assessment and an end-to-end view of a client's engagement with the Ministry. As changes are made, the Ministry will look to develop measures that reflect the quality of client experience more fully than the current accuracy and timeliness measures.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Drawdown of Contingency for Improving the Resilience of Work and Income Critical Systems 2019/20 3 3 3 3 3
Contingency Draw Down for Availability Project and Update on Resilience Project 2018/19 3 3 3 3 3
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 6 6 6 6 6
Update on availability and Resilience projects and request to Joint Ministers for a drawdown of Budget 18 Contingency funding for the Resilience project 2018/19 13 13 13 13 13

Previous National-led Government

           
Availability and Resilience Detailed Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 10 10 10 10 10
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 5 5 5 5 5
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 6 6 6 6 6

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Disabled People (M23) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to providing services to promote and monitor the implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, to monitor and implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and to provide information to Ministers and external agencies on disability matters.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,598 7,598 8,599
Revenue from the Crown 5,998 5,998 6,999
Revenue from Others 1,600 1,600 1,600
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the increased participation and contribution of disabled people by providing advice and support to the Minister for Disability Issues and external agencies, and by co-ordinating and monitoring against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the Disability Action Plan.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The average satisfaction rating (see Note 1) received by the Office for Disability Issues from the following stakeholders for the quality of support it provides will be no less than:

     
  • Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) Coalition members (see Note 3)
7 7 3.5 (see Note 2)
  • The Minister for Disability Issues
7 7 3.5 (see Note 2)
  • Other stakeholders (see Note 4)
7 7 3.5 (see Note 2)

Note 1 - The satisfaction rating comes from annual survey results.

Note 2 - The satisfaction rating was changed from a ten-point score to a five-point score for 2021/22.

Note 3 - DPOs are representative organisations of disabled people which are governed by disabled people. The Office for Disability Issues works closely with seven DPOs who make up the DPOs Coalition.

Note 4 - Other stakeholders include disabled people, DPOs (who are not part of the Coalition), non-government organisations, government agencies, and members of the public with an interest in disability issues.

The following information is provided for context only
  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of queries/requests to the Office for Disability Issues for advice processed from the Minister, other agencies, other parts of MSD and the public. 334 678 819

Key activities for 2021/22:

  • six monthly monitoring against the 2019-2022 Disability Action Plan
  • tabling of the New Zealand report on performance against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations; officials will need to travel to Geneva for a face-to-face examination on the report at the United Nations (now on hold, the New Zealand report was sent to the United Nations but the face-to-face examination, due in 2020, was delayed)
  • further development of performance measures for the New Zealand Disability Strategy in preparation for the development of a monitoring dashboard.
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Growing Disability and Accessibility Leadership and Advice for Disabled People 2021/22 - 1,065 1,701 1,499 1,499
Disabled People - Improving Wellbeing through Strategic Support and Advocacy 2019/20 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 52 52 52 52 52
Representation at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2018/19 65 - - - -

Previous National-led Government

           
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 28 28 28 28 28
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case Request for Draw Down 2017/18 48 49 49 49 49
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a $1.065 million increase for Growing Disability and Accessibility Leadership and Advice for Disabled People.

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Seniors (M61) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to providing information and facilitation to protect the rights and interests of older people, to promote local community involvement in senior issues, and ministerial services.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,527 1,527 1,792
Revenue from the Crown 1,527 1,527 1,792
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve positive outcomes for seniors through supporting their inclusion in a society where older people can age positively, are highly valued and recognised as an integral part of families and communities, and by supporting greater advocacy of their issues by Ministers.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The average service quality rating for support provided to the Minister for Seniors (see Note 1)

7 7 3.5 (see Note 2)

The percentage of stakeholders who report being 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the level of engagement of the Office for Seniors (see Note 3) will be no less than

75% 75% 75%

The Two-yearly Report on Initial Actions of the Better Later Life He Oranga Kaumatua 2019 - 2034 will be delivered to the Minister for Seniors by 30 June 2022

New measure New measure Achieved

Note 1 - Every six months the Minister for Seniors and the Office for Seniors discuss the quality of service provided to the Minister in the previous half-year and agree a service quality rating. These conversations are used to drive performance improvements in the following six months. These ratings are averaged across the financial year to produce the annual result.

Note 2 - The service quality rating was changed from a ten-point score to a five-point score for 2021/22.

Note 3 - Stakeholders are selected and surveyed annually from the following groups: seniors, sector organisations, and central and local government. The survey uses a five-point scale from 'very dissatisfied' to 'very satisfied'.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of people visiting the SuperSeniors website 207,728 286,022 365,755 189,455
Number of people on the SuperSeniors newsletter mailing list at 30 June 241,266 299,866 339,232 384,890
Facebook page engagement/interaction 9,243 11,917 15,174 17,918

The strategy for our ageing population, Better Later Life He Oranga Kaumatua 2019 - 2034, was launched in November 2019. There is a commitment to having the first action plan in place for the period 2021-2024. This will enable the Office for Seniors to achieve the vision of the strategy to ensure that older New Zealanders can lead connected and fulfilled lives.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Implementation of the Better Later Life Strategy for Seniors 2021/22 - 494 490 490 490
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 14 14 14 14 14

Previous National-led Government

           
Ministry of Social Development - Maintaining Services 2017/18 10 10 10 10 10
Modernising Frontline Tools (End User Compute) Business Case and Request for Draw Down 2017/18 13 14 14 14 14
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a $494,000 increase for implementing the Better Later Life Strategy for Seniors.

This is offset by a $230,000 decrease due to a one-off increase from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to assessing and reviewing eligibility for housing needs and income related rent, and managing the public housing register, and supporting the holistic needs of people and their families receiving housing-related case management support.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 69,180 69,180 67,355
Revenue from the Crown 69,180 69,180 67,355
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve accurate and efficient operation of the Public Housing Register so that more people who are eligible for public housing have their housing needs met, and those who are capable of housing independence move closer towards that.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of Income-Related Rent assessments (for tenants with verified income) that are calculated accurately will be no less than

95% 98% 95%

The average time to have a live application placed on to the Public Housing Register from first requesting assistance with emergency housing will be no more than

30 working days 30 working days 30 working days
The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Number of people on the Public Housing Register (as at 30 June, see Note 1) 6,773 10,589 14,891 21,879
Number of people on the Housing Register (as at 30 June, see Note 2) 5,353 8,704 12,311 18,520
Number of people on the Transfer Register (as at 30 June, see Note 3) 1,420 1,885 2,580 3,359
Number of entries to the Housing Register (12 Months to 30 June) 15,134 18,388 20,642 22,864
Number of exits from the Housing Register (12 Months to 30 June) - A and B priority exits only 5,364 7,472 8,676 9,850
Number of exits for reasons other than being housed (12 months to 30 June) 6,949 6,644 6,615 7,201

Note 1 - The Public Housing Register is comprised of the Housing Register and the Transfer Register.

Note 2 - The Housing Register is prioritised by need and consists of applicants who have been assessed as being eligible for public housing.

Note 3 - The Transfer Register is prioritised by need and consists of applicants who are already in public housing, but have requested and are eligible for a transfer to another public housing property.

The Ministry has commenced consultation on a new learning and continuous improvement operating model. This review focuses on how quality could be observed in future with less focus on retrospective checking, shifting towards increased observational coaching, real-time assessment and an end-to-end view of a client's engagement with the Ministry. As changes are made, the Ministry will look to develop measures that reflect the quality of client experience more fully than the current accuracy and timeliness measures.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Additional Ministry of Social Development Housing Staff Required to Meet the Emergency Housing Demand of Those in Need 2021/22 - 3,130 3,130 3,130 -
Enabling the Separation of Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 401 401 356 356
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 534 731 731 731
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development's Staff as a Result of Collective Bargaining 2021/22 - 1,341 2,731 2,731 2,731
Supporting and Strengthening Site Safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 600 507 446 397
Completing Interior Security Fit-Out Programme for The Safety of Clients and Staff 2020/21 618 618 618 618 618
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) July Package: Technical Decisions 2020/21 725 - - - -
Financial Appropriations for Drawdown from the Consolidated Homelessness Contingency 2019/20 13,120 11,330 7,380 - -
Ministry of Social Development - Increasing Case Management at the Frontline 2019/20 1,599 1,453 1,419 1,419 1,419
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economics of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 1,034 611 658 658 658
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration Cost Pressures 2019/20 2,711 2,711 2,711 2,711 2,711
Preventing and Reducing Homelessness in New Zealand 2019/20 12,360 12,360 12,360 - -
Request for Drawdown - IT changes to Social Allocation System 2019/20 66 132 132 132 132
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development: Initial Establishment 2018/19 31,838 31,848 31,848 31,848 31,848
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $4.500 million decrease due to a one-off increase from a fiscally neutral adjustment to meet changes in cost drivers in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22, and
  • $3.890 million decrease from the phasing of funds to implement the Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants policy changes.

This is mainly offset by:

  • $3.130 million increase to sustain the additional staff required to continue meeting demand for the Ministry's housing support services with a focus on those eligible for emergency housing
  • $1.800 million increase from the phasing of funds for Preventing and Reducing Homelessness, and
  • $1.341 million increase from remuneration increases for the Ministry of Social Development's staff as a result of collective bargaining.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections#

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Expenditure PLA (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Social Development, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Capital Expenditure
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 101,385 41,385 12,048
Intangibles 149,008 84,008 129,078
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

250,393 125,393 141,126
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the replacement or upgrade of assets in support of the delivery of the Ministry's services.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

The Ministry's asset performance framework monitors and reports asset performance within the asset portfolios of Property and Technology. This breakdown reflects the different management approaches required to manage and monitor our significant assets.

Performance indicators focus monitoring on the areas of significant impact to asset condition, utilisation and functionality in line with Treasury Investor Confidence Rating requirements, with asset performance measures and standards being approved annually by the Ministry's relevant governance committee. Performance against these standards is regularly monitored and used to support decisions made around the need to replace or upgrade assets.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $109,267 million to $141,126 million for 2021/22, reflecting the Ministry's revised capital programme of work. The capital expenditure level is impacted by two significant projects:

  • Future State Physical Security Environment
  • Reducing Risk of Critical Systems.
Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets
Ministry of Social Development
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2020/21
Estimated Actual
$000
2021/22
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2021/22
Opening Balance 246,937 365,695  
Capital Injections 142,087 53,284 Investment in the Ministry of Social Development's Financial Management and Payroll System Replacement programme ($34.836 million), Investment to Address At-Risk Ministry of Social Development Service Delivery Systems ($18 million), Establishing and operating the Independent Children's monitor ($400,000), Employer-assisted work visa system ($48,000).
Capital Withdrawals (23,329) -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

365,695 418,979  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses#

Children's Commissioner (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of services from the Children's Commissioner including the discharge of the Commissioner's duties under the Children's Commissioner Act 2003, monitoring and reporting on services delivered under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, and the identification of aspects of law, policy and practice that might adversely affect children and the development and proposal of remedies.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,157 4,157 3,157
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve an improvement in the wellbeing of children through the provision of independent advocacy for the interests of children, and independent monitoring and advice to Ministers about the services delivered to children under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of key deliverables agreed with the Minister for Social Development and Employment in the Children's Commissioner's Statement of Performance Expectations completed to agreed standards (see Note 1) will be no less than

90% 90% 90%

The percentage of specified stakeholders (see Note 2) that agree that the Office of the Children's Commissioner's advocacy activities (see Note 3) contribute to improving the wellbeing of children and young people will be no less than

80% 80% 80%

The percentage of monitoring report recommendations accepted by Oranga Tamariki and/or contracted care providers as evidenced and in line with the provisions of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and Oranga Tamariki policies and practices will be no less than (see Note 4)

90% 90% 90%

Note 1 - Agreed standards indicate achievement of performance measures, as set out in the Statement of Performance Expectations and the Memorandum of Understanding.

Note 2 - Specified stakeholders will be listed in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the Children's Commissioner and the Minister for Social Development and Employment for the new financial year, but subject to change if new work is taken on.

Note 3 - As evidenced by the results from an annual stakeholder survey of specified stakeholders who will be outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding with the Minister for Social Development and Employment.

Note 4 - The measure will be evidenced in the minutes of meetings held between the Office of the Children's Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki, to confirm which monitoring recommendations are to be accepted.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
The number of monitoring visits to Oranga Tamariki residences 6 18 13
(see Note 1)
18
(see Note 2)
The number of thematic reviews across a minimum of four Oranga Tamariki service delivery sites, supervised group homes and/or contracted care provider services 2 2 3 2
Child-focused policy advice or submissions to Select Committees, Government departments and Ministers 8 10 15 15

Note 1 - In 2018/19 the Office of the Children's Commissioner decreased the number of visits in order to do an extra thematic review.

Note 2 - Indicates visits to 14 Oranga Tamariki secure residences and four Oranga Tamariki youth Justice homes.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Office of the Children's Commissioner in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Office of the Children's Commissioner: Addressing Cost Pressure and Additional Capacity 2020/21 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
State Care for Children and Young people - Improving Outcomes through Independent Monitoring 2019/20 1,000 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to a $1 million decrease to establish an independent monitor of the State Care for Children and Young People.

Community Participation Services (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of services, resources, assistance and support to people so they can participate in and contribute to the wider community.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 96,823 96,823 100,666
Components of the Appropriation
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Community Participation Services 75,782 75,782 77,045
Vocational Service for Very High Needs School Leavers 21,741 21,741 23,621
Total 96,823 96,823 100,666
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve an increase in opportunities for disabled people to fully participate in their communities by enhancing the skills, knowledge and services available to them.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The number of disabled people supported to participate in their communities (see Note 1) will be no fewer than

16,000 16,000 16,000

The number of disabled people placed or supported to remain in open paid employment will be no fewer than

5,800 5,800 5,800

Note 1 - The provider will identify through discussion with each person his or her aspirations or goals with respect to participating and contributing. The provider, with the client, will develop an individual plan for realising the person's goals.

The following information is provided for context only

Activities that people may be supported to do include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • participate in activities, services and facilities that are part of the daily lives of New Zealanders
  • develop skills for daily living and participating in the community
  • make a contribution to the community through voluntary work
  • achieve valued roles such as: student, teammate, teacher, parent, spokesperson
  • participate in their culture
  • take part in work experience and/or work related skills training
  • identify appropriate employment opportunities
  • gain and maintain paid employment or self-employment
  • maintain and extend friendships and social and support networks.
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister for Social Development and Employment in the Vote Social Development Non-Departmental Appropriations Report.

Service Providers
Provider 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Estimated Actual
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
IDEA Services Limited 30,618 30,618 32,455 30 June 2024
Workbridge Incorporated 6,834 6,834 - 30 June 2021
CCS Disability Action Incorporated 4,683 4,683 5,184 30 June 2024
Spectrum Care Trust Board 2,958 2,958 3,106 30 June 2024
Geneva Healthcare Limited 2,837 2,837 2,872 30 June 2024
There are a further 162 providers with contracts from $1,649 to $2,214,769 48,893 48,893 57,049  
Total 96,823 96,823 100,666  

The table above presents the top five service providers with funding arrangements with the Ministry of Social Development under the output as at 4 March 2021.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Expand and Strengthen Existing Employment Services to Support more Disabled New Zealanders into Employment 2020/21 6,130 6,130 - - -
Community Services: Keeping Community-Based Services Open for Disabled People 2020/21 5,166 10,332 11,167 16,635 16,635
Community Service Providers - Supporting Social Service Delivery 2019/20 3,044 3,044 3,044 3,044 3,044
COVID-19 Support for Essential Social Sector Services and Communities 2019/20 3,000 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to:

  • $5.166 million increase to address the increasing cost pressures experienced by community-based services for disabled people funded by the Ministry
  • $1.828 million increase due to a time-limited transfer of funding to Vote Health for the MidCentral prototype (Mana Whaikaha), resulting in an increase in 2021/22, and
  • $1 million increase due to a one-off fiscally neutral adjustment in 2020/21 for Gender Pay Equity, resulting in an increase in 2021/22.

This is offset by:

  • $3 million decrease to provide for additional support to communities impacted by COVID-19, and
  • $1.151 million decrease attributed to a transfer from 2019/20 to 2020/21 for COVID-19 response related funding.

Social Workers Registration Board (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting the Social Workers Registration Board deliver mandatory registration and workforce planning for all social workers.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,393 1,393 718
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective, strategic, cross-sectoral leadership provided on social worker registration and work-force planning for social workers.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of stakeholders surveyed who rate the leadership provided by the SWRB on social worker registration and work force planning as effective will be no less than (see Note 1)

75% 75% 75%

Note 1 - Stakeholders will include selected Ministers, the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, educators and employers.

The following information is provided for context only
  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Total number of registered Social Workers 7,129 7,812 8,558
Number of newly registered Social Workers 700 698 895
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Social Workers Registration Board in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Workforce Planning for All Social Workers: Social Workers Registration Board as Lead Agency 2020/21 1,393 718 819 819 819
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to a $675,000 decrease for workforce planning for Social Workers.

Student Placement Services (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to placement services for students for holiday and term employment.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,462 4,462 3,512
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve reduced financial barriers to tertiary study through the effective operation of the Student Job Search placement service so that more students are earning income through paid employment.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA as the amount of this annual appropriation for a Non-Departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

Service Providers

The funding is paid to Student Job Search for operation of the Student Job Search placement service.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to a one-off increase of $950,000 from a fiscally neutral adjustment in 2020/21 to double the volume of students placed into full time permanent employment through Student Job Search, to support employment and COVID-19 recovery, resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

Supporting Equitable Pay for Care and Support Workers (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the additional costs of worker hours resulting from the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 11,332 11,332 14,067
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve pay equity for the care and support workers.

End of Year Performance Reporting

An exemption was granted under section15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative as this appropriation is an interim measure to enable providers to be reimbursed for additional costs incurred in relation to the care and support worker pay equity settlement. Over time the ongoing funding will transfer into correct appropriation.

Service Providers
Provider 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Estimated Actual
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
IDEA Services Limited 4,037 4,037 5,429 30 June 2024
CCS Disability Action Incorporated 612 612 854 30 June 2024
Spectrum Care Trust Board 390 390 519 30 June 2024
Geneva Healthcare Limited 372 372 480 30 June 2024
Hohepa Services Limited 318 318 405 30 June 2024
There are a further 128 providers with contracts from $217 to $283,078 5,603 5,603 6,380  
Total 11,332 11,332 14,067  

The table above presents the top five service providers with funding arrangements with Ministry of Social Development under the output as at 3 March 2021.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000

Previous National-led Government

           
Pay Equity Settlement Implications for Ministry of Social Development and Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 10,332 14,067 14,067 14,067 14,067
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to a $3.735 million increase from the phasing of funding for the Care and Support Workers Pay Equity Settlement.

This is offset by $1 million decrease due to a one-off increase from a fiscally neutral adjustment for Gender Pay Equity in 2020/21 resulting in a decrease of funding in 2021/22.

Accommodation Assistance (M37) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to payments for accommodation costs, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 2,397,198 2,337,198 2,497,515 2,398,213 2,377,798 2,386,459
Components of the Appropriation
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 20223/24 2024/25
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Accommodation Supplement 2,009,171 2,009,171 2,158,988 2,123,140 2,140,202 2,141,866
Emergency Housing Special Needs Grant 328,025 328,025 338,525 275,071 237,594 244,591
Special Transfer Allowance 2 2 2 2 2 2
Supplementary Estimates Add-on 60,000 - - - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve social outcomes by providing targeted financial support to help eligible people meet the costs of accommodation.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Accommodation Assistance under the Social Security Act 2018 or any legislation that replaces that Act. Performance information relating to the administration of the payment is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA in Vote Social Development.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - 1,609 3,834 3,918 4,003
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - (6,957) (26,742) (23,800) (19,394)
Main Benefit Increase and Other changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - (25,187) (21,451) (18,783) (15,111)
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand 2020/21 9,462 1,974 - - -
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme 2020/21 (204) - - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 8,498 36,206 34,542 33,205 33,205
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (392) - - - -
Key Policy Decisions on Temporary Income Relief for People Who have Lost Their Job due to COVID-19 2020/21 (12,961) - - - -
Preventing and Reducing Homelessness - Funding a Balanced Approach and Initiatives for Implementation in 2020 (Paper A) 2020/21 10 32 62 77 -
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 (25,478) (22,488) (19,887) (18,985) (18,895)
Exempting Social Security Income and Cash-asset testing for Financial Donations to Those Affected by the Christchurch Mosque Attacks 2019/20 189 189 189 190 190
Impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry of Social Development's Operating Model 2019/20 8,807 - - - -
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 4,923 6,552 9,717 9,717 9,717
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 2,860 - - - -
Maintaining and Expanding the Housing First Programme as a Response to Ending Homelessness 2019/20 577 934 1,297 1,297 1,297
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development: Initial Establishment 2018/19 1,505,858 1,518,057 1,518,057 1,518,057 1,518,057
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $94 million for an expected increase in the average payment per person, and
  • $69 million for an expected increase in the number of people.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Accommodation Supplement is paid under section 65 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Accommodation Supplement provides a 70% subsidy for housing costs that exceed 25% of the recipient's income (for renters or boarders) or 30% of the recipient's income (for homeowners), up to a set maximum amount. The level of assistance depends on the recipient's accommodation costs, benefit payment rate, where the recipient lives and on his or her family size. The Supplement is a non-taxable payment that is asset-tested. It is income-tested for New Zealand Superannuation and Veterans' Pension recipients and for non-beneficiaries.
Away from Home Allowance is paid under the Away from Home Allowance Welfare Programme pursuant to section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964 saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Away from Home Allowance provides assistance with accommodation costs for the caregivers of dependent 16-17 year olds who move away from home to undertake tertiary study or an approved employment related training course. The level of Allowance is based on the same formula as for Accommodation Supplement. The Allowance is a non-taxable payment.
Special Transfer Allowance is paid under the Special Transfer Allowance Programme 2000 pursuant to section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964 saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Special Transfer Allowance provides assistance with accommodation costs to recipients of the Special Transfer Allowance prior to November 2000 and to former Tenure Protection Allowance recipients who have had their present house sold to a private landlord by Housing New Zealand Corporation. Tenure Protection Allowance ceased to exist with the introduction of the Income Related Rental Subsidy in November 2000. This Allowance is a non-taxable payment.
Special Needs Grant for Emergency Housing is paid under the Special Needs Grants Programme under section 124(1)(d) of the Social Security Act 1964 saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 A grant may be made to a person with an immediate emergency housing need to purchase emergency housing (including any security deposit) for up to 21 nights. The person may be required to pay a contribution to the costs of their emergency housing.

Childcare Assistance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to assistance for the costs of childcare that meets specific quality guidelines, where parents meet activity and income criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 169,161 150,961 162,872 168,632 168,433 173,830
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing financial support to assist caregivers and parents with childcare costs.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Childcare Assistance under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving Childcare Assistance for Low and Middle-income Families 2021/22 - 448 1,999 3,712 5,989
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - (18) (65) (68) (100)
Main Benefit Increase and Other changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - 3,364 3,718 4,050 4,496
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 (159) (592) (587) (650) (650)
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 (262) (360) (576) (567) (567)
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 (155) (280) (364) (364) (364)
Families Package 2017/18 (636) (636) (636) (636) (636)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $9 million for an expected increase in the number of children on Childcare Assistance
  • $3 million for the impact of policy adjustments, and
  • $2 million for inflation adjustments to the payment rates.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Childcare Assistance includes the Childcare Subsidy and the Out of School Care and Recreation Subsidy (OSCAR subsidy). These are paid under section 76-77 of the Social Security Act 2018 and the Social Security Regulations 2018 pursuant to section 424 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Childcare Subsidy assists with pre-school costs for caregivers. The Subsidy covers children aged up to 6 years old. Childcare Subsidy is payable for up to 50 hours per week of attendance at an approved early childhood programme where a caregiver is engaged in an approved activity such as employment or training, has serious illness or disability or whose dependent child or children have a serious illness or disability, or up to 9 hours per week in most other cases. The Childcare Subsidy may be used in combination with 20 Hours Early Childhood Education for 3, 4 and 5 year olds where hours exceed six per day or 20 per week. The Subsidy is non-taxable income tested payment. The OSCAR subsidy assists with out-of-school care costs for caregivers to take up or remain in paid employment. OSCAR covers 5 to 13 year-olds, and children older than 14 if a Child Disability Allowance is also payable. OSCAR subsidy is available for approved before and after school care for up to 20 hours per week and up to 50 hours per week in approved school holiday programmes. The caregiver must be participating in an approved activity such as employment or training. The OSCAR subsidy is a non-taxable income-tested payment. There are three standard levels of Childcare and OSCAR subsidy, with the level depending on household income.
Early Learning Programme Assistance is paid under the Family Start and Early Start (Childcare Assistance) Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 Early Learning Programme Assistance is provided to families who are (or were) enrolled in selected Family Start or Early Start programmes. The rate provided for up to 20 hours per week for an eligible child. The Assistance is a non-taxable payment.
Guaranteed Childcare Assistance Payment is paid under the Guaranteed Childcare Assistance Payment Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Guaranteed Childcare Assistance Payment provides financial assistance towards the costs of early childhood education to help young parents who are receiving young parent payments, or who are spouses or partners of specified beneficiaries, to comply with their youth activity obligations, and young parents who are not beneficiaries to return to, or remain in, courses of secondary instruction.

Disability Assistance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the Disability Allowance for people with disability costs, the Child Disability Allowance to the caregivers of children with a serious disability, and the Special Disability Allowance for the purpose of defraying expenses from the hospitalisation of a spouse or partner, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018. The Special Disability Allowance may also be paid in accordance with criteria set out in the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 412,164 408,164 417,170 421,816 426,669 429,097
Components of the Appropriation
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Child Disability Allowance 111,489 111,489 116,934 121,321 125,549 129,134
Disability Allowance 296,675 296,675 300,236 300,495 301,120 299,963
Supplementary Estimates Add-on 4,000 - - - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve social outcomes by providing financial support to help people meet disability-related living costs.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Disability Assistance under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - 112 262 263 264
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme 2020/21 (35) - - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (30) - - - -
Impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry of Social Development's Operating Model 2019/20 1,829 - - - -
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 54 - - - -
Savings Associated with Very Low-Cost General Practitioner Visits for Community Services Card Holders 2018/19 (11,966) (11,943) (11,943) (11,943) (11,943)
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Child Disability Allowance is paid under section 78 of the Social Security Act 2018 Child Disability Allowance is a non-taxable allowance that is available to the principal caregiver of a dependent child who has a serious disability. The child must have a disability, need constant care and attention because of that disability and be likely to need that care for more than 12 months.
Disability Allowance is paid under section 85 of the Social Security Act 2018 and the Ministerial Direction- Disability Allowance pursuant to section 7 of the Social Security Act 2018 This Allowance reimburses additional costs arising from a disability that is likely to continue for a minimum of six months. Disability Allowance only covers additional costs that are not funded or provided by MSD or other agencies. Disability Allowance may be paid to persons receiving main benefits and, on an income-tested basis, to New Zealand Superannuation and Veterans' Pension recipients and to low-income earners.
Special Disability Allowance is paid under section 89 of the Social Security Act 2018 and in some cases under section 20 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 This Allowance reimburses expenses incurred by a person receiving New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension, Supported Living Payment on ground of health condition, injury, disability, or total blindness, Jobseeker Support, or a related Emergency Benefit as a result of the hospitalisation of the person's spouse or partner in long-term hospital care or publicly funded long-term residential care.

Family Start/NGO Awards (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the payment of course fees for Family Start family/whanau and NGO workers pursuing social work qualifications, in accordance with Cabinet decisions.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 100 100 100 - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve an increase in the number of NGO staff who have formal social work qualifications by assisting with course fees.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payment of course fees for Family Start family/whanau and NGO workers pursuing social work qualifications.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Workforce Planning for All Social Workers: Social Workers Registration Board as Lead Agency 2020/21 (605) (605) (705) (705) (705)
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Family Start family/whanau Awards are paid under Cabinet decisions The Family Start Awards pay for course fees that enable Family Start employees to study for diploma or degree level qualifications in social work, early childhood education or health. This item has not been offered to new students since 2011. Existing students continue to receive these payments until their study ends.

Hardship Assistance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to Civil Defence payments, Funeral Grants, Special Benefit, Special Needs Grants, Temporary Accommodation Assistance and Temporary Additional Support to provide means-tested temporary financial assistance to persons with emergency or essential costs, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 534,792 494,792 590,943 632,593 666,354 693,129
Components of the Appropriation
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Temporary Additional Support 316,328 316,328 375,165 406,983 443,642 476,480
Special Needs Grant 165,869 165,869 209,456 220,564 218,249 212,723
Special Benefit 12,247 12,247 6,247 5,046 4,463 3,926
Temporary Accommodation Assistance 72 72 - - - -
Christchurch Response Payment 276 276 75 - - -
Supplementary Estimates Add-on 40,000 - - - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve social outcomes by providing financial support to meet essential or emergency costs for people living in financial hardship.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Hardship Assistance under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - (207) (484) (486) (487)
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - (1,761) (7,224) (6,187) (4,680)
Main Benefit Increase and Other changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - (2,045) (1,662) (395) 1,094
Extension to the Christchurch Mosques Attack Welfare Programme 2020/21 7 50 - - -
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme 2020/21 (29) - - - -
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand 2020/21 (1,489) 150 - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (55) - - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and adjustment to the minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 (541) (2,255) (2,051) (1,860) (1,860)
Key Policy Decisions on Temporary Income Relief for People who have lost their Job due to COVID-19 2020/21 (753) - - - -
Refugee Quota Increase: Report back to Draw Down for Changes to Re-Establishment Grants 2020/21 2,129 2,129 2,129 2,129 2,129
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 (4,379) (3,793) (2,780) (1,074) (1,074)
Exempting Social Security Income and Cash-asset testing for Financial Donations to those affected by the Christchurch Mosque Attacks 2019/20 20 20 20 20 20
Funding an Extension to the Christchurch Mosques Attack Welfare Programme for 12 months 2019/20 660 - - - -
Impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry of Social Development's Operating Model 2019/20 25,143 - - - -
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 (1,054) (1,263) (1,107) (1,107) (1,107)
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 (814) - - - -
North Island Drought: Financial Assistance 2019/20 264 - - - -
Rural Assistance Payments for Farmers affected by drought in the Northland region and parts of the Auckland region 2019/20 177 - - - -
Temporary Accommodation Assistance (Canterbury Earthquake) and Transitional Assistance Payment 2019/20 112 - - - -
Ceasing Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives 2018/19 (30) (30) (30) (30) (30)
Families Package 2017/18 (19,874) (32,591) (32,591) (32,591) (32,591)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $43 million for an increase in demand for the Special Needs Grant
  • $35 million for an expected increase in the average payment per person mainly from Temporary Additional Support, and
  • $25 million for an expected increase in the number of people on Temporary Additional Support.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Funeral Grants are paid under section 90 of the Social Security Act 2018 Funeral Grants are discretionary payments designed to help people with actual and reasonable funeral costs up to a set maximum. The Grant depends on the assessable estate of the deceased person, and on the assets and income of the surviving spouse or partner (if any) or, if the deceased is a child, on the assets and income of the parents and other persons liable in law to maintain the child. The Grant is a non-taxable payment.
Special Benefit is continued under clause 19 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018, and the Direction in Relation to Special Benefit as saved by clause 2(1) of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were given to MSD under section 7 of the Act Special Benefit provides assistance to clients whose particular financial circumstances and commitments are causing them financial hardship. Special Benefit is available to beneficiaries and low-income earners who were receiving it immediately before 1 April 2006 and for whom Special Benefit has not been cancelled (except temporarily). Special Benefit is not intended as a long-term solution to a client's financial shortfall. It is instead paid to help clients meet essential costs while they make efforts to reduce their commitments and live within their usual income. This Benefit is a non-taxable payment.
Special Needs Grants are paid under the Special Needs Grants Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Special Needs Grant Programme assists people with an immediate, essential, emergency or otherwise qualifying need where they have no other means of paying for it. Grants include the Rural Sector Assistance Programme, which assists farmers who are unable to meet living expenses because of adverse events (such as flooding). Special Need Grants are income and cash asset-tested. The Grants are generally one-off recoverable or non-recoverable, non-taxable financial assistance, although grants can be made on a continuing basis for living expenses to some persons (for example, under the rural assistance provisions).
Temporary Additional Support is paid under section 96 of the Social Security Act 2018 and the Social Security Regulations 2018 made pursuant to section 428 of the Social Security Act 2018 Temporary Additional Support provides financial assistance as a last resort to alleviate financial hardship for people whose essential costs cannot be met from their chargeable income and other resources. This support became available from 1 April 2006. This non-taxable payment is made to help meet essential living costs while clients reduce their commitments and live within their usual income. The standard period for this financial assistance is 13 weeks.
Civil Defence payments are saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The payments are made to people in areas where a Civil Defence emergency has been declared who do not have insurance to cover their costs or have access to other available aid (eg, public donations or other government or charitable relief funds). These payments are non-taxable.
Temporary Accommodation Assistance is paid under the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (Canterbury Earthquake) Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 Temporary Accommodation Assistance is a subsidy to assist homeowners (including beneficiaries of a trust that owns the house in certain situations) affected by the Canterbury earthquake with temporary accommodation costs. This can be paid to homeowners who have had to leave their home as a result of the Canterbury 4 September 2010 Earthquake and resulting aftershocks and have no available temporary accommodation insurance cover. This payment expired on 31 December 2020.
Christchurch Response Payments are paid under the Christchurch Mosques Attack Welfare Programme which is a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The purpose of these payments is to provide special assistance to specified people affected by the Christchurch mosques attack that are the same as the types of support available to a person who meets the requirements of s 205(1) of the Social Security Act.

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to means-tested income support for people who are eligible for Jobseeker Support or an Emergency Benefit, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 3,330,628 3,273,028 3,856,975 3,867,546 3,742,137 3,558,859
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing means-tested income support to people not in employment but seeking it, temporarily unable to work, or who are in hardship and not eligible for another main benefit.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Addressing Issues with the Fair Residency Bill 2022/23 - - 157 322 686
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - 30,563 14,485 14,693 14,899
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - 111,015 431,863 415,228 394,656
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - 321,385 308,829 299,048 286,788
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - 2,260 6,467 11,547 6,988
Extending Support for Temporary Visa Holders in New Zealand 2021/22 - 885 - - -
Welfare Overhaul: Removing the Subsequent Child policy 2021/22 - (26,297) (101,047) (104,695) (104,695)
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Continuing Current Residency Requirements 2020/21 3,584 7,314 10,339 10,552 10,552
Delaying the Implementation of the NZ Superannuation and Veteran's Pension Legislation Amendment Bill 2020/21 (910) (1,984) (1,525) (1,211) (1,211)
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand 2020/21 144,972 19,370 - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 11,363 53,520 48,984 44,855 44,855
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (837) - - - -
Key Policy Decisions on Temporary Income Relief for People who have lost their Job due to COVID-19 2020/21 (519,153) - - - -
Superannuation and Veteran's Pension - Modernising and Simplifying 2020/21 2,895 8,542 13,183 13,183 13,183
Support for Foreign Nationals in Hardship from 1 December 2020 2020/21 16,068 - - - -
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 283,616 342,669 332,441 302,570 302,570
Impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry of Social Development's Operating Model 2019/20 48,979 - - - -
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 41,473 67,584 88,256 88,256 88,256
Income Support Funding for those affected by the Christchurch Mosques Attack 2019/20 423 - - - -
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 10,216 - - - -
Mana in Mahi - Employment Programme to support successful transition into Sustainable Work 2019/20 (1,591) (1,619) (2,385) (2,385) (2,385)
Families Package 2017/18 3,397 3,397 3,397 3,397 3,397
Final financial implications for the '100 days' tertiary education 2017/18 3,819 4,117 4,117 4,117 4,117

Previous National-led Government

           
Investing to Increase the Number of Engineering Graduates 2018/19 5 5 5 5 5
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Tightening Access 2018/19 (10,339) (10,339) (10,339) (10,339) (10,339)
The next Three-Year Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 2,487 3,147 3,147 3,147 3,147
Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category 2017/18 60 60 60 60 60
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 (3,397) (3,397) (3,397) (3,397) (3,397)
Social Security Act 1964 Rewrite 2017/18 (1,798) (1,798) (1,798) (1,798) (1,798)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $507 million for the impact of policy adjustments mainly from increasing benefit payment rates on 1 July 2021 and 1 April 2022, and increasing the income-abatement thresholds
  • $145 million for wage growth adjustments to the payment rates, and
  • $102 million for an expected increase in the number of people.

The above is offset by:

  • $80 million for an expected increase in the amount of debt establishments, and
  • $53 million for an expected decrease in the average payment per person (before wage growth adjustments).
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Jobseeker support is covered by sections 20-28 of the Social Security Act 2018 as set out in the Emergency Benefit and Benefits on Ground of Hardship Ministerial Direction saved by clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a Ministerial direction given under section 7 the Social Security Act 2018. Jobseeker Support is payable on grounds of hardship, as set out in the Emergency Benefit and Benefits on Ground of Hardship Ministerial Direction pursuant to section 5 of the Social Security Act 1964 saved by clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a Ministerial direction given under section 7 the Social Security Act 2018. Jobseeker Support is available for people who are not in full-time employment but are either:
  • looking for and available for work
  • would be looking for and available for work but for circumstances that would qualify the person for an exemption under section 105, or
  • willing to undertake work but limited in their capacity to work due to sickness, injury or disability.
It is also payable to people who are in employment but losing earnings because, through sickness, injury, or disability, they are not working at all or working only at a reduced level. It is also available from the 27th week of pregnancy (or earlier if there are complications). It is a work-tested benefit, though some are expected to prepare for work if they have a deferral from work obligations. Net weekly rates depend on age and family status. The sole parent rate is the same as for Sole Parent Support. This Benefit is taxable and is after deductions for debt establishments and overseas pension recoveries.
Jobseeker Support on the grounds of hardship may be paid to an applicant who meets the job seeking or sickness criteria for Jobseeker Support, but not the residency requirements and is in hardship, or to full-time students between the end of one academic year and the start of the next.
Emergency Benefit is paid under section 63 and 64 of the Social Security Act 2018 and the Direction in relation to Emergency Benefit and Benefits on Ground of Hardship saved by clause 2(1) of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a direction given to MSD under section 7 of the Social Security Act 2018. Emergency Benefit is payable on the grounds of hardship to people who are unable to earn a sufficient livelihood and are not eligible to receive any other main benefit. Emergency Benefit can also be paid instead of, or in substitution for, specified main benefits under the Act the person is otherwise eligible to receive. Rates of payment can vary but cannot exceed the rate of the analogous benefit that would be otherwise payable. This appropriation is inclusive of tax and is after deductions for debt establishments and overseas pension recoveries.

New Zealand Superannuation (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to an income for people who have reached the qualifying age of 65 years and fulfil the residency requirements, as provided for in the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 16,580,042 16,554,042 17,691,076 18,930,910 19,976,523 21,022,222
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve social participation and independence for superannuitants by providing financial support.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of New Zealand Superannuation under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001. Performance information relating to the administration of the payment is provided under the Income Support and Assistance to Seniors appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Addressing issues with the Fair Residency Bill 2022/23 - - (954) (1,972) (4,231)
Delaying the Implementation of the NZ Superannuation and Veteran's Pension Legislation Amendment Bill 2020/21 7,329 16,105 12,562 10,123 10,123
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme 2020/21 (34,388) - - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (6,760) - - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 1,015 4,018 3,587 3,297 3,297
Superannuation and Veteran's Pension - Modernising and Simplifying 2020/21 (18,331) (63,892) (102,718) (102,718) (102,718)
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 1,886 2,539 3,220 3,220 3,220
Superannuation - Increasing Incomes for Weekly Accident Compensation Corporation Claimants at or near Superannuation Qualification 2019/20 2,535 2,609 2,688 2,688 2,688
Superannuation - Improving Portability to Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau 2018/19 3,746 4,009 4,009 4,009 4,009
Families Package 2017/18 40,135 40,135 40,135 40,135 40,135

Previous National-led Government

           
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 (40,135) (40,135) (40,135) (40,135) (40,135)
Review of Surviving Spouse or Partner Weekly Compensation for Superannuitants Provision 2017/18 790 790 790 790 790
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $628 million for inflation and wage growth adjustments to the benefit rates, and
  • $532 million for an expected increase in the number of people.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
New Zealand Superannuation is paid under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 New Zealand Superannuation provides income for people who have reached the qualifying age of 65 and fulfilled the residency requirements. It includes different rates for a person who lives alone, shares accommodation or is married or in a civil union or de facto relationship. This appropriation is inclusive of tax and is after deductions for debt establishments and overseas pension recoveries.

NZ Beneficiaries Stranded Overseas (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to providing social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19, who were receiving benefit assistance or New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension, in accordance with criteria set out in the welfare programme established by the Minister for Social Development under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 41,874 41,874 7,032 - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve payment to superannuitants or beneficiaries equivalent to their standard payment, when they cannot otherwise receive their standard payment because they are stranded overseas as a consequence of COVID-19.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for time-limited payments related to the COVID-19 response.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme 2020/21 41,780 7,032 - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 10,131 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is because this programme will end on 31 August 2021.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
New Zealander's Stranded Overseas Support is paid under the COVID-19 New Zealander's Stranded Overseas Support Welfare Programme pursuant to section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 New Zealander's Stranded Overseas Support provides a mechanism to continue payment at the equivalent rate of New Zealand Superannuation, Veteran's Pension, main benefits, Orphan's Benefit, Unsupported Child's Benefit and supplementary assistance to recipients of those supports if they are stranded overseas and unable to return to New Zealand because of the effects of COVID-19. The Support is a taxable payment which may be income-tested depending on the equivalent benefit the client received before they left New Zealand.

Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit and additional assistance to provide income support for people charged with the responsibility for a child whose parents are dead or cannot be located, suffer a serious long-term disablement, or where there has been a breakdown in the child's family, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 298,121 293,921 332,479 377,504 400,697 421,071
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve social outcomes by providing income support to the principal caregivers of orphans and unsupported children.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Orphan's/Unsupported Child's Benefit under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving Financial Assistance for Caregivers 2021/22 - 3,897 16,277 17,130 17,979
Emergency Financial Assistance for Caregivers in Response to COVID-19: Base Rate Increase 2020/21 26,610 27,512 29,264 31,111 31,111
Emergency Financial Assistance for Caregivers in Response to COVID-19: Supporting Stability and Care 2020/21 2,601 13,982 22,622 24,180 24,180
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme 2020/21 (49) - - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (34) - - - -
Clothing Allowance for Children Supported by Orphan's Benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit 2018/19 26,937 28,862 28,862 28,862 28,862
Families Package 2018/19 20,346 21,737 21,737 21,737 21,737
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 is mainly due to:

  • $21 million for an expected increase in the number of orphans and unsupported children
  • $8 million for inflation adjustments to the payment rates
  • $5 million for an expected increase in the average payment per person (before inflation adjustments), and
  • $4 million for policy adjustments.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
The Orphan's and Unsupported Child's Benefits are paid under sections 43-48 of the Social Security Act 2018 and additional assistance is paid under the Orphan's and Unsupported Child's Benefit (Additional Assistance) Programme which is saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018. The Establishment Grant and School and Year Start-up payments are included in this Orphan's and Unsupported Child's Benefit (Additional Assistance) Programme. Orphan's Benefit and Unsupported Child's Benefit, and associated grants, are paid to a caregiver of a dependent child whose parent(s) cannot support them or care for them because the parents are dead, cannot be located, suffer a serious long-term disablement or there has been a breakdown in the child's family. The applicant must be likely to be the principal caregiver for at least one year from the date of application for the benefit. Both Benefits are not income-tested on the caregiver's income or assets but are on the child's income excluding the personal earnings of the child. Both Benefits are non-taxable payments.

Sole Parent Support (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to means-tested income support for people who are eligible for Sole Parent Support, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 1,487,972 1,470,172 1,719,888 1,878,097 1,887,759 1,867,591
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing means-tested income support to sole parents while they are caring for dependent children.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Sole Parent Support under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - 8 3 3 3
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - 17,740 72,624 72,822 72,927
Main Benefit Increase and Other changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - 93,135 99,846 100,169 100,308
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - 6,453 18,030 31,852 18,107
Welfare Overhaul: Removing the Subsequent Child Policy 2021/22 - 26,297 101,047 104,695 104,695
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Continuing Current Residency Requirements 2020/21 84 172 175 179 179
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand 2020/21 13,647 4,136 - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (344) - - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 2,548 11,523 10,435 9,277 9,277
Key Policy Decisions on Temporary Income Relief for People who have lost their Job due to COVID-19 2020/21 (38,505) - - - -
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 104,778 107,747 110,175 113,198 113,198
Impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry of Social Development's Operating Model 2019/20 9,209 - - - -
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 48,382 65,263 79,060 79,060 79,060
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 2,384 - - - -
Mana in Mahi - Employment Programme to Support Successful Transition into Sustainable Work 2019/20 (308) (314) (463) (463) (463)
Families Package 2017/18 27,335 27,335 27,335 27,335 27,335

Previous National-led Government

           
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Tightening Access 2018/19 (175) (175) (175) (175) (175)
The next Three-Year Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 267 337 337 337 337
Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category 2017/18 7 7 7 7 7
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 (27,335) (27,335) (27,335) (27,335) (27,335)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $126 million for the impact of policy adjustments mainly from increasing benefit payment rates on 1 July 2021 and 1 April 2022
  • $92 million for an expected increase in the number of people, and
  • $60 million for wage growth adjustments to the payment rates.

The above is offset by:

  • $19 million for an expected increase in debt establishments, and
  • $7 million for an expected decrease in the average payment per person (before wage growth adjustments).
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Sections 29 to 33 of the Social Security Act 2018 Sole Parent Support provides income support for sole parents with a dependent child younger than 14 years of age. Work preparation obligations usually apply to Sole Parent Support recipients with a child younger than three years of age. Part-time work obligations usually apply to Sole Parent Support recipients whose youngest child is aged three and less than 14.
The weekly amounts quoted are before Family Tax Credit payments. The benefit is income-tested. The appropriation is inclusive of tax and is after deductions for debt establishments and overseas pension recoveries.

 

Special Circumstance Assistance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to financial assistance to people in special circumstances and comprises the Clothing Allowance, and providing assistance for community costs, domestic violence and witness protection relocation, home help, social rehabilitation assistance, telephone costs, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018; and Civilian Amputees Assistance, paid in accordance with criteria set out in the Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 12,444 11,344 10,767 11,074 11,322 11,619
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve social outcomes by providing financial support to people to meet costs arising from special circumstances.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Special Circumstance Assistance under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Civilian Amputee Assistance is paid under a Ministerial arrangement under section 30 of the Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975 The Civilian Amputees Assistance payment is made to assist people with travel, accommodation and other costs incurred when attending a limb centre.
Clothing Allowance is paid under section 71 of the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Act 2018 and the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Regulations 2018 (made pursuant to section 74 of the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Act 2018) The Clothing Allowance is available to all recipients of a Residential Care Subsidy or Residential Care Loan. It is payable annually. This assistance is non-taxable.
Home Help is paid under the Home Help Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 Home Help is available to families who require temporary part-time domestic help (such as housework, laundry and food preparation) because of a domestic emergency, multiple births or other reason (other than for age, ill health or disability-related reasons). This assistance is subject to a means test except in multiple birth cases. This assistance is non-taxable.
Social Rehabilitation Assistance is paid under the Social Rehabilitation Assistance Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 Social Rehabilitation Assistance provides financial assistance to help people in approved residential social rehabilitation programmes to pay the cost of their treatment or care in those programmes. Payment is made direct to the social rehabilitation provider. To be eligible a resident must receive an income-tested benefit, New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension and cannot receive Accommodation Supplement, Disability Allowance, Special Benefit or Temporary Additional Support at the same time. This assistance is non-taxable.
Telephone Costs Payment is paid under the Telephone Costs Payment Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Telephone Costs Payment provides assistance with telephone rental costs to those people that received a Disability Allowance for telephone rental costs as at 31 March 1999. The rate of payment is adjusted so the Telephone Costs Payment plus any Disability Allowance payable does not exceed the maximum payment rate for Disability Allowance. These payments are non-taxable.
Community Costs payments are paid under the Community Costs Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Community Costs payment assists people in certain short-term residential treatment programmes to help them to re-integrate into the community at the end of their treatment programme. This assistance helps clients to meet essential costs in the community that they are not able to meet from their personal allowances or other resources. This assistance is non-taxable and income and cash asset-tested.

Student Allowances (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to means-tested allowances for students on an approved study programme, paid in accordance with criteria set out in the Student Allowance Regulations 1998; and payment of Student Allowance Transfer Grants to students with dependants, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 634,624 609,724 656,374 666,741 636,087 666,655
Components of the Appropriation
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Student Allowances 609,724 609,724 655,158 665,563 634,912 665,463
Student Allowance Transfer Grant - - 1,216 1,178 1,175 1,192
Supplementary Estimates Add-on 24,900 - - - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing financial support to eligible students to undertake tertiary study.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Student Allowances under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Management of Student Support appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - 18,295 55,517 55,805 56,190
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - (9,158) (25,391) (44,551) (25,228)
Extending Eligibility to Student Support to People affected by the Christchurch Mosques Terror Attack 2019/20 312 312 156 - -
Families Package 2017/18 12 12 12 12 12
Final financial implications for the '100 days' tertiary education commitments 2017/18 143,646 150,991 150,991 150,991 150,991

Previous National-led Government

           
Investing to Increase the Number of Engineering Graduates 2018/19 63 63 63 63 63
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 19,800 19,800 19,800 19,800 19,800
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $28 million for an expected increase in the number of people
  • $9 million for the impact of policy adjustments, and
  • $9 million for inflation adjustments to the payment rates.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Student Allowances are paid under the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 Student Allowances are paid to assist eligible students with their living expenses while they undertake full-time study. This appropriation also includes accommodation benefit payable to Student Allowance recipients meeting certain criteria. A student may be eligible for a Student Allowance if he or she is:
  • a New Zealand citizen or resident of New Zealand for at least three years, or is recognised under the Immigration Act 2009 as a refugee or protected person, or is a family member sponsored by a resident who is a recognised refugee or protected person or has a Christchurch response visa, or would have been eligible for a Christchurch response visa if they didn't hold a residence visa
  • enrolled in a full time course/programme at a tertiary provider or a secondary school, is approved to study overseas, or is approved to study in a part-time course and
  • aged 18 or over if undertaking secondary or tertiary study (under certain circumstances 16-17 year-old students may be eligible), and meets certain income tests.
The range of Student Allowance rates that students are paid vary according to living circumstances: eligibility for allowances payable to students aged under 24 years (previously 25 years) without supported children are dependent on the taxable income of both parents and include an "at home" or "away from home" rate depending on the student's living circumstances, Allowances payable to single students aged 24 years or over are not targeted on parental income and do include an "at home" or "away from home" rate depending on the student's living circumstances. This Allowance is inclusive of taxation and is after deductions for debt establishments.
Student Allowance Transfer Grant is paid under the Student Allowance Transfer Grant Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Student Allowance Transfer Grant Programme pays a non-taxable amount to students with a dependant (spouse or child) who would otherwise suffer hardship during the stand-down period while transferring from a student allowance to a working-age benefit. The amount payable is equal to one week of the net benefit amount (after abatement) and after deducting any other payment made.

Study Scholarships and Awards (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to scholarships and awards to tertiary students awarded in accordance with Cabinet decisions; and Teach NZ Scholarships awarded in accordance with the Education Act 1989.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 25,667 25,667 23,167 20,426 20,426 20,426
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing financial support to eligible students to undertake tertiary study.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Study Scholarships and Awards under the Education Act 1989. Performance information relating to the administration of the payment is provided under the Management of Student Support appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Teacher Supply - Continuing to Increase the Levels of Teacher Supply for the Future 2019/20 6,500 4,000 1,259 1,259 1,259
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Scholarship and NQF/NCEA Awards are paid under Cabinet decisions Scholarship and NQF/NCEA Awards are paid under Cabinet decisions
TeachNZ Scholarships are awarded under section 616 of the Education and Training Act 2020 TeachNZ Scholarships assist with study to become an early childhood education teacher, a Maori medium teacher or a teacher of specific secondary school subjects. Scholarship recipients have fees paid, and full-time students receive an additional non-taxable allowance for costs. Scholarship recipients are bonded to teach in New Zealand for a period equivalent to the period of assistance, and may have all or part of their scholarship payments recovered as a Student Loan under Schedule 9, Clause 11 of the Education and Training Act 2020 if the bond is breached.

Supported Living Payment (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to means-tested income support for people who are eligible for the Supported Living Payment, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 1,846,767 1,830,767 2,060,647 2,231,298 2,296,571 2,355,303
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing income support to people who are permanently and severely restricted in their capacity to work, or who are giving full-time care at home to a person who would otherwise require hospital or similar care.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Supported Living Payment under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Addressing Issues with the Fair Residency Bill 2022/23 - - 194 399 850
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - 61 23 23 23
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - 22,889 92,722 95,639 98,388
Main Benefit Increase and Other changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - 135,132 140,400 144,920 149,095
Delaying the Implementation of the NZ Superannuation and Veteran's Pension Legislation Amendment Bill 2020/21 (1,137) (2,480) (1,906) (1,514) (1,514)
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand 2020/21 877 108 - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (235) - - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 1,190 4,627 4,008 3,561 3,561
Superannuation and Veteran's Pension - Modernising and Simplifying 2020/21 3,167 10,173 15,927 15,927 15,927
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Continuing Current Residency Requirements 2020/21 512 1,046 1,321 1,348 1,348
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 150,507 156,049 160,951 166,077 166,077
Impact of COVID-19 on the Ministry of Social Development's Operating Model 2019/20 3 - - - -
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 29,494 49,148 64,536 64,536 64,536
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 479 - - - -
Families Package 2017/18 16,163 16,163 16,163 16,163 16,163

Previous National-led Government

           
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Tightening Access 2018/19 (1,321) (1,321) (1,321) (1,321) (1,321)
The next Three-Year Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 464 586 586 586 586
Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category 2017/18 11 11 11 11 11
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 (16,163) (16,163) (16,163) (16,163) (16,163)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $157 million for the impact of policy adjustments mainly from increasing benefit payment rates on 1 July 2021 and 1 April 2022
  • $72 million for wage growth adjustments to the payment rates, and
  • $15 million for an expected increase in the number of people.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Sections 34-42 of the Social Security Act 2018 covers the Supported Living Payment and the Supported Living Payment on ground of caring for another person Supported Living Payment is paid to people on medical or caring grounds.
Supported Living Payment is paid on medical grounds to people aged 16 years or older who are assessed as being permanently and severely restricted in their capacity for work because of a health condition, injury or disability (ie, one that will last for not less than two years, or is expected to be terminal within that period) that prevents them from regularly working 15 hours or more a week in open employment. They also qualify if they are totally blind. Includes payment of an additional subsidy on earnings to recipients of Supported Living Payment in respect of their total blindness if they are employed in any occupation provided the person's total income from all sources does not exceed a specified amount.
Supported Living Payment is paid on caring grounds to people who are caring full-time for someone other than their partner who would need hospital or similar care if not in this care. This is paid to people 20 years or older, or 18 if the applicant does not have a dependent child.
The benefit is income-tested and subject to income abatement but all earnings from efforts of a totally blind person are excluded. Net weekly rates depend on age, marital and family status. The weekly amounts quoted are before Family Tax Credit payments. This appropriation is inclusive of tax and is after deductions for debt establishments and overseas pension recoveries.
It allows New Zealand to make direct payments to recipients of Supported Living Payment for applications made after 1 July 2002. These payments are a function of the amount of time the recipient has lived in New Zealand and Australia.

Training Incentive Allowance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the Training Incentive Allowance, paid in accordance with delegated legislation made under the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation - - 34,848 37,893 37,659 13,566
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and work readiness outcomes by providing financial support to people to assist with training or study related costs.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative as this appropriation is solely for the payment of the Training Incentive Allowance.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - 33,888 36,933 36,699 12,606
Transfer of funding for the Training Incentive Allowance up to Level 3 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - 960 960 960 960
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 is because this is a new appropriation starting on 1 July 2021.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Training Incentive Allowance is paid under a Ministerial welfare programme authorised under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018. Provision of assistance with costs of undertaking approved study toward qualifications at levels 7 (degree level) and below under the NZQF. Eligible recipients are sole parents with dependent children in receipt of an eligible benefit under the Social Security Act 2018 and disabled people and carers in receipt of a Supported Living Payment. It contributes towards actual costs the clients incur from attending study, including tuition fees, books, transport and childcare up to a maximum.

Transitional Assistance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supplementary financial assistance to people who are adversely affected by changes in policy or legislation, so they will not be financially worse off at the point of change, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 324 324 500 500 500 500
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing supplementary financial assistance to people who are adversely affected by changes in policy or legislation.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Transitional Assistance under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 80 - - - -
Families Package 2018/19 150 - - - -

Previous National-led Government

           
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 250 250 250 250 250
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to the cumulative impact of previous policy decisions.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Transitional Assistance is paid through the Families Package (Transitional Assistance) Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The delegated legislation provides for financial assistance to people who are financially disadvantaged as an unintended consequence of the net effects of certain policy packages such as the Children Living in Material Hardship Package, or the Families Package.

Veterans' Pension (M75) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of the Veterans' Pension, and lump sum payments upon the death of a qualifying veteran or a veteran's qualifying spouse or partner, to eligible veterans and their spouses, partners and dependent children, as set out in the Veterans' Support Act 2014 and delegated legislation made under that Act.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 141,007 138,907 133,583 128,157 121,691 115,613
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve social participation and independence for veterans by providing financial support.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Veterans' Pension under the War Pensions Act 1954 and the Veterans' Support Act 2014. Performance information relating to the administration of the payment is provided under the Processing of Veterans' Pensions appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Addressing Issues with the Fair Residency Bill 2022/23 - - (6) (11) (22)
Delaying the Implementation of the NZ Superannuation and Veteran's Pension Legislation Amendment Bill 2020/21 45 90 71 57 57
Extending the COVID-19 New Zealanders Stranded Overseas Support Programme 2020/21 (159) - - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to Those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (28) - - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 6 24 24 17 17
Superannuation and Veteran's Pension - Modernising and Simplifying 2020/21 (127) (369) (593) (593) (593)
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 12 12 12 12 12
Superannuation - Increasing Incomes for Weekly Accident Compensation Corporation Claimants at or near Superannuation Qualification 2019/20 26 26 27 27 27
Superannuation - Improving Portability to Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau 2018/19 38 41 41 41 41
Families Package 2017/18 515 515 515 515 515

Previous National-led Government

           
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 (515) (515) (515) (515) (515)
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Veterans' Pension paid in accordance with the criteria set out in the Veterans' Support Act 2014 Veterans' Pension is payable in the circumstances set out in the Veterans' Support Act 2014. This includes payment to ex-service personnel who served in the armed forces in a declared war or emergency, and have either: reached the qualifying age for New Zealand Superannuation and qualify Superannuation or who were entitled to receive a veterans' pension under the War Pensions Act 1954. A veteran can also be entitled to a pension if he or she was receiving a veterans' pension under the War Pensions Act 1954 by reason of infirmity and has not reached the New Zealand Superannuation qualification age, or if he or she were receiving a war disablement pension immediately before the commencement of Part 3 of Veterans' Support Act 2014. The rates of payment are the same as for New Zealand Superannuation. The spouses of deceased Veterans' Pension recipients continue to receive it if entitled under the Veterans' Support Act 2014.

Winter Energy Payment (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the Winter Energy Payment, paid to eligible people in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 836,231 816,231 530,242 535,125 539,273 543,061
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve positive social outcomes by providing financial support to meet heating related costs during winter.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of the Winter Energy Payment under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payment is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Extending Support for Temporary Visa Holders in New Zealand 2021/22 - 62 - - -
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - 274 838 1,501 1,315
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to Those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (1,405) - - - -
Increasing Main Benefit Abatement Thresholds on 1 April 2021 and Adjustment to the Minimum Family Tax Credit 2020/21 652 2,477 3,676 3,620 3,620
Key Policy Decisions on Temporary Income Relief for People who have lost their Job due to COVID-19 2020/21 (61,903) - - - -
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 290,851 - - - -
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 295 490 617 617 617
Families Package 2018/19 454,956 464,923 464,923 464,923 464,923
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $316 million for an expected decrease in the average payment per person, as the doubling of payment rates for 2020 ends.

The above is offset by:

  • $28 million for an expected increase in the number of people.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
The Winter Energy Payment is paid under section 72 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Winter Energy Payment is payable to recipients of a qualifying benefit (a main benefit, New Zealand superannuation or a veteran's pension) by weekly or fortnightly instalments during the winter period of 22 weeks starting on 1 May. If a couple are both receiving a qualifying benefit, only one of them is eligible for the Winter Energy Payment. It is not generally payable to people receiving funded long-term residential care or residential care services or to people who have elected not to receive it. The payment is payable for up to a maximum of 28 days of any 1 or more absences of the beneficiary from New Zealand during the winter period. The rate of the payment depends on marital or family status.

Work Assistance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to payments to beneficiaries, low income earners, students and ex beneficiaries to assist them to obtain and maintain employment, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 2,882 2,442 3,167 2,672 2,728 2,771
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing financial support to people who are transitioning or have recently transitioned into employment to sustain their employment.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Work Assistance under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Seasonal Work Assistance 2020/21 346 643 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 is mainly due to:

  • $300,000 for inflation adjustments to the payment rates, and
  • $300,000 for policy adjustments from Seasonal Work Assistance payment rate changes.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
New Employment Transition Grants are paid under the New Employment Transition Grant Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 New Employment Transition Grants provide payments to clients with a dependent child or children during the first six months that their benefit is stopped due to gaining employment. A payment can be made when the client is unable to work because they, their partner or dependent children become sick or because of a breakdown in childcare arrangements. Payments are non-taxable and non-recoverable.
Employment Transition Assistance is paid under the Employment Transition Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The Employment Transition Assistance pays assistance to former Supported Living Payment - sickness, injury, or disability recipients who have completed an Employment Trial (this is when a person on Supported Living Payment can work 15 hours or more in open employment for an agreed period of up to six months without losing eligibility to Supported Living Payment) and who would otherwise experience a drop in income when they lose eligibility to Supported Living Payment at the end of the trial. The Assistance is non-taxable.
Seasonal Work Assistance is paid under the Seasonal Work Assistance Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 Seasonal Work Assistance provides assistance to people who left benefit to take up seasonal horticultural work and who cannot work and lose income due to adverse weather conditions. It pays a non-taxable weekly amount up to the net income lost for the week, subject to a maximum that depends on the client's family circumstances. The Assistance is non-recoverable.
Work Bonus is paid under the Work Bonus Programme, saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 Work Bonus provides a non-recoverable financial incentive to people who leave benefit for paid employment. It is an entitlement available to qualifying recipients of Sole Parent Support who do not have work-test obligations and Supported Living Payment on grounds of sickness, injury, disability or total blindness, and Emergency Benefit analogous to either of these two benefits. The Work Bonus incentive is non-taxable.

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to income support and incentive payments for people who are eligible for the Youth Payment or Young Parent Payment, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 60,429 58,029 64,136 70,072 73,815 77,727
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing income support and incentive payments to young people and young parents.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment under the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving the Subsequent Work Capacity Medical Certificate Process for Jobseeker Support Health Condition and Disability 2021/22 - 4 2 2 2
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - 1,210 5,209 5,495 5,809
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 July 2021 2021/22 - 4,284 4,459 4,759 5,081
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Continuing Current Residency Requirements 2020/21 25 51 52 53 53
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand 2020/21 356 54 - - -
Implementing the Agreed Approach to Paying Benefits and Pensions to Those Stranded Overseas 2020/21 (11) - - -  
COVID-19: Overview of the Government's Response: Economic Package 2019/20 4,522 4,653 4,835 5,113 5,113
Incomes for People Receiving Benefits - Indexing Main Benefits, Removing Deductions and Changing Abatement Thresholds 2019/20 873 1,488 2,007 2,007 2,007
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 149 - - - -
Families Package 2017/18 440 440 440 440 440

Previous National-led Government

           
Benefits for Recent Migrants - Tightening Access 2018/19 (52) (52) (52) (52) (52)
Family Incomes Package 2017/18 (440) (440) (440) (440) (440)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 is mainly due to:

  • $7 million for wage growth adjustments to the payment rates, and
  • $5 million for policy adjustments from increasing benefit payment rates on 1 July 2021 and 1 April 2022.

The above is offset by:

  • $6 million for an expected decrease in the number of people.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment are paid under sections 49-62 of the Social Security Act 2018 Youth Payment provides support to 16-17 year-olds with nil or minimum income who are in or available for full-time education, training or work-based learning, where it is inappropriate for them to obtain financial support from their parents or guardians or any other person. Youth Payment can continue after the young person turns 18 in some circumstances. Young Parent Payment provides support to 18 and 19 year-old parents with nil or minimum income who are in or available for full-time education, training or work-based learning, and 16 and 17 year old parents who are in or available for full-time education, training or work-based learning, where it is inappropriate for them to obtain financial support from their parents or guardians or any other person.
In addition to the obligation to be in or available for full-time education, training or work-based learning, Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment recipients have an obligation to participate in budgeting activities. Young Parent Payment recipients have an additional obligation to participate in a parenting programme, to enrol their children with a Primary Healthcare Organisation, to keep their children under 5 up to date with Well Child checks and to use suitable childcare while they participate in education, training, work-based learning or part-time work.
Young Parent Payment can continue after the young parent turns 20 in some circumstances.
These Payments are taxable and are after deductions for debt establishments.
The Young Parent and Youth Payments can include the payment of additional incentive payments for meeting education and training, budgeting and parenting obligations. The incentive payments are non-taxable.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses#

Business Support Subsidy Covid-19 (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting employers to manage the impact of COVID-19 in line with criteria established by Cabinet.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,167,000 1,337,000 500,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve support to COVID-19 affected employers to retain and pay their employees if they would otherwise have to make reductions or layoffs.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of the Support Subsidy for COVID-19 affected businesses.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Creating a Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme and Amending the Leave Support Scheme 2020/21 967,000 - - - -
Wage Subsidy Scheme Extension - Change to Criteria 2020/21 700,000 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to:

  • $967 million decrease due to one-off funding in 2020/21 for creating a resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme, resulting in a decrease in 2021/22, and
  • $700 million decrease due to one-off funding in 2020/21 for a Wage Subsidy Scheme Extension, resulting in a decrease in 2021/22.

COVID-19 Apprentice Support (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting employers of existing and incoming apprentices through the COVID-19 Apprenticeship Boost Initiative in accordance with criteria established by Cabinet.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 185,545 185,545 223,196

 

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve continued employment and training for first and second year apprentices by providing financial support to employers, ensuring New Zealand has the skilled workforces we need to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments related to the COVID-19 response.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Four Month extension Apprenticeship Boost Initiative 2020/21 (18,500) 56,250 18,750 - -
Apprenticeship Support Scheme Programme: Design and Implementation of the Mana in Mahi Expansion and the Apprenticeship Boost Initiative 2020/21 204,045 166,946 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a $37.750 million increase to cover the cost of the Apprenticeship Boost Initiative four month extension from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting workers through the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme, approved by Cabinet, in response to the COVID-19 virus, with criteria established by Cabinet.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 51,000 11,000 40,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve support for businesses and their employees, who are recommended to self-isolate in accordance with Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments related to the COVID-19 response.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme Changes 2020/21 31,000 - - - -
Creating a Resurgence Wage Subsidy Scheme and Amending the Leave Support Scheme 2020/21 30,000 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is due to:

  • $61 million decrease due to one-off funding in 2020/21 for the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme changes, resulting in a decrease in 2021/22, and
  • $30 million decrease due an expense transfer from 2019/20 to 2020/21 to ensure the continuation of the Leave Support Scheme payments during the 2020/21 financial year.

This is offset by $80 million increase from an expense transfer from 2020/21 to 2021/22 to ensure the continuation of the Leave Support Scheme payments where required from 1 July 2021.

Debt Write-downs (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision for write-downs of Crown debt administered by the Ministry of Social Development due to debt write offs or debt provisions resulting from the need to value debt in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 193,581 193,581 94,291
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve accurate valuations of outstanding debt in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this is a technical accounting appropriation solely to record the amount of debt write-downs and provisions for debt write-down resulting from the need to value the amount of outstanding debt in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to a change in the level of outstanding debt and the rates used to calculate the debt write-down provision.

Emergency Housing Support Package (M37) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of products and services to help families with children who are living in emergency housing accommodation and who have received, and remain eligible to receive Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,000 3,000 3,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve support for the children of families receiving Emergency Housing Special Needs Grants living in an emergency housing environment, to support meeting the education, early childhood and wellbeing needs that are associated with the stresses of living in an emergency housing environment and where these needs/costs cannot be met through existing policies, services and initiatives or funding.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA as the amount of this annual appropriation for a Non-Departmental Output Expense is less than $5 million.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Preventing and Reducing Homelessness in New Zealand: Final Decisions on the Flexible Funding Package 2019/20 2,600 2,600 2,700 - -

Extraordinary Care Fund (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to providing financial assistance to carers receiving the Orphan's Benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit to assist with costs for children in their care who are either experiencing difficulties that significantly impact on their development, or who are showing promise.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,308 2,308 2,308
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve more children in care reaching their full potential.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA as the amount of this annual appropriation for a Non-Departmental Output Expense is less than $5 million.

Out of School Care and Recreation Programmes (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of assistance to Out of School Care and Recreation programmes approved in accordance with regulations made under the Social Security Act 2018, to assist with the establishment and/or operating costs of OSCAR programmes.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 21,939 21,939 24,189
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve increased opportunities for parents and caregivers to gain and sustain employment.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of identified service gaps filled a year (see Note 1)

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of providers that successfully meet attendance record quality sampling (see Note 2)

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) programmes that successfully meet monitoring requirements (see Note 3)

90% 90% 90%

Note 1 - 'Service gap' is defined as an area where service coverage is non-existent or limited and funding is required to support delivery.

Note 2 - Each year MSD undertakes a sample of provider attendance reports to ensure that attendance matches or exceeds funded places.

Note 3 - Requirements include viewing the attendance records for the day, ensuring the correct funded venue, assessing the general quality of delivery, and observing child engagement. Together with the above measure, this demonstrates that service quality and reporting requirements are being met, helping to ensure service continuity.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
The number of contracted places for children aged 5-14 years participating in funded OSCAR programmes 52,637 57,215 54,557 53,399
Percentage of granted applications processed 91% 91% 90% 87%
The five most common reasons for application decline:        
  • 'Other'
1,324 1,011 923 741
  • Excess Income
394 362 385 360
  • Application process not completed
271 302 511 411
  • Lack of representation
186 370 308 549
  • Insufficient Hours
71 41 38 44
Number of childcare providers registered and receiving a subsidy 947 951 927 848
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry for Social Development in the Vote Social Development Non-Departmental Appropriations Report.

Service Providers
Provider 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Estimated Actual
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
SKIDS Programme Management Limited 525 525 - 30 June 2021
YMCA North Incorporated 492 492 487 30 June 2023
Schools Out Limited 417 417 503 30 June 2022
YMCA Central Incorporated 396 396 - 30 June 2021
Auckland Council 389 389 390 30 June 2023
There are a further 570 providers with contracts from $1,935 to $341,195 19,720 19,720 22,809  
Total 21,939 21,939 24,189  

The table above presents the top five service providers who have funding arrangements with the Ministry of Social Development under this output as at 3 March 2021.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Increasing Places Available within Out of School Care and Recreation Service (OSCAR) Providers for Low-income Families 2021/22 - 2,250 2,250 2,250 2,250
Continued Viability of Out of School Care and Recreation Service Providers 2020/21 2,400 2,400 2,400 2,400 2,400
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation is due to $2.250 million funding to provide for additional Out of School Care and Recreation Service places for low-income families.

Reimbursement of Income Related Rent Overpayments (M37) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to reimbursing overpayments resulting from the reassessment of the Income Related Rent.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,309 3,309 3,202
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to ensure that the Ministry can reimburse a tenant that has been assessed as overpaying their Income-Related Rent, following any review of their entitlement.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA as the amount of this annual appropriation for a Non-Departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Financial decisions required prior to Day 1 of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development 2018/19 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200

Retrospective Residential Care Subsidy Payments (M36) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to paying Residential Care Subsidy to those impacted by the revised financial means assessment required as a result of a Court of Appeal decision and in accordance with the criteria established by Cabinet.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,000 5,000 15,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to ensure the Ministry can reimburse clients as a result of a revised financial means assessment of the Residential Care Subsidy.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payment as a result of a revised financial means assessment of the Residential Care Subsidy.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Implementing a Court of Appeal Decision on Means Assessment for Long-term Aged Residential Care 2020/21 5,000 15,000 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation is due to a $10 million increase from the phasing of funding to enable the Ministry to reimburse clients as a result of a revised financial means assessment of the Residential Care Subsidy.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure#

New Zealand Artificial Limb Service Capital Injection (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to capital injections to the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service for their capital programme.
Capital Expenditure
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 5,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to fund remedial action on the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service's Christchurch and Auckland Limb Centre buildings.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

The New Zealand Artificial Limb Service will complete all remedial work on the Christchurch and Auckland Limb Centres by 30 June 2022.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Remedial Action for the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service's Christchurch and Auckland Centres 2021/22 - 5,000 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation is due to $5 million of funding to reduce risks at the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service's Christchurch and Auckland limb centres by addressing urgent issues with the centres' buildings.

Recoverable Assistance (M63) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to recoverable assistance payments, as a facility for low-income earners and beneficiaries to access means-tested assistance to help them to meet essential and immediate needs, or costs in specific circumstances, and to meet costs of pre-employment drug tests, paid in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.
Capital Expenditure
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 386,056 358,056 441,260 468,315 478,625 482,668
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing recoverable financial support to, or in respect of, people in financial hardship in specific circumstances.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for recoverable assistance payments as a facility for low-income earners and beneficiaries to access means-tested assistance in accordance with criteria set out in the Social Security Act 2018. Performance information relating to the administration of the payments is provided under the Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA and the Investigation of Overpayments and Fraudulent Payments and Collection of Overpayments appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - (61) (50) (41) (34)
Extending Temporary Deferral Measures to Manage Demand 2020/21 (3,973) (325) - - -
Funding Approved for the Temporary Policy Changes to Expand Access to Assistance with Rent Arrears 2020/21 (24,700) - - - -
Initial Income Stand-Downs: Policy Settings and Options for Change 2019/20 (2,209) - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2021/22 is mainly due to:

  • $71 million for an expected increase in the number of grants, and
  • $12 million for an expected growth in the average payment per grant.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Payments are made under the Recoverable Assistance Programme for non-beneficiaries, and relevant parts of the Special Needs Grants Programme- both saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as they were a special assistance programme approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018.
Payments are also made under section 347 of the Social Security Act 2018 and in accordance with the Direction on Advance Payments of Instalments of Benefits.
The direction on Advance Payments of Instalments of Benefit is saved by clause 2(1) of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were a direction given to MSD under to section 7 of the Social Security Act 2018. The Sole Parent Study Assistance Programme is saved by clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Social Security Act 2018 as if it were approved and established under section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018
  • The Recoverable Assistance Programme provides non-taxable, interest free, recoverable financial assistance to non-beneficiaries to meet essential immediate needs for specific items or services.
  • All clients getting a main benefit, Orphans Benefit, Unsupported Childs Benefit, New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension who need assistance to meet a particular immediate need for an essential item or service, may get an advance of up to 6 weeks of their benefit.
  • Special Needs Grants provides non-taxable, one-off recoverable or non-recoverable financial assistance to clients to meet immediate needs.
  • The Sole Parent Study Assistance Loan provides non-taxable, interest-free recoverable assistance to help with study costs for courses at level 4 or above on the National Qualifications Framework.
The provisions of the Social Security Act 2018 that cover pre-employment or pre-training drug tests are sections 257-266 Work-tested beneficiaries are required to pass pre-employment or pre-training drug tests required by a prospective employer or training course. Third parties can be reimbursed for drug-tests.

Student Loans (M57) (A25)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to loans to tertiary students undertaking studies at approved tertiary institutions in accordance with Cabinet decisions.
Capital Expenditure
  2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Total Appropriation 1,608,279 1,563,279 1,673,953 1,706,718 1,695,816 1,724,231
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve employment and social outcomes by providing financial support to eligible students to undertake tertiary study.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of student loans. Performance information relating to the administration of the Loans is provided under the Management of Student Loans appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Main Benefit Increase and Other Changes - 1 April 2022 2021/22 - 16,446 51,451 51,960 52,208
Reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for Levels 4 to 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework 2021/22 - 20,236 10,288 4,391 1,596
COVID-19: Ensuring Continuity and Adequacy of Student Support 2020/21 18,753 394 400 406 412
Extending Eligibility to Student Support to People Affected by the Christchurch Mosques Terror Attack 2019/20 96 115 57 - -
Home-Based ECE Review - Improving the Quality of Home-Based Early Childhood Education 2018/19 543 619 226 226 226
Funding Education Initiatives Using Headroom and Underspends in Vote Tertiary Education 2018/19 3,837 4,059 4,299 4,299 4,299
Tertiary Education Annual Maximum Fee Movement 2018/19 4,472 4,608 4,608 4,608 4,608
Final financial implications for the '100 days' tertiary education commitments 2017/18 (90,361) (90,467) (90,467) (90,467) (90,467)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 is mainly due to:

  • $71 million for an expected increase in the number of loan recipients, and
  • $37 million for the impact of policy adjustments.
Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Student Loans Scheme Act 2011 The Student Loan Scheme Act 2011 provides for the collection of Student Loan repayment and Bonded Scholarships.

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

4 - Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Community Support Services (M63) (A25)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to prevent and reduce vulnerability and harm for individuals, families and communities.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Developing and Managing Community Services
This category is limited to approving, monitoring, contracting and managing the relationships with community-based service providers; engaging with communities and developing services.
 
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Community Support and Advice
This category is limited to services that build financial capability, develop community and provider capability and provide targeted advice and support for vulnerable individuals and families.

Expansion of Kainga Whanau Ora pilot
This category is limited to the expansion and continuation of the Kainga Whanau Ora pilot.

Improving Children's Participation in Education
This category is limited to programmes and services that enable children to better engage and participate in education.

Participation and Support Services for Seniors
This category is limited to services that address isolation, abuse and neglect of older people, and support participation in communities.

Place-Based Approaches
This category is limited to the delivery of services and operational support of collective initiatives following a place-based approach.

Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence
This category is limited to services that support victims of family and sexual violence and address perpetrator behaviour.
 
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Community Response to Adverse or Emergency Events
This category is limited to financial support for communities that have been impacted by an adverse or emergency event.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

309,799 309,799 312,412

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Developing and Managing Community Services 39,390 39,390 33,307

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Community Support and Advice 83,897 83,897 80,198
Expansion of Kainga Whanau Ora pilot 2,292 2,292 2,250
Improving Children's Participation in Education 1,550 1,550 1,616
Participation and Support Services for Seniors 5,684 5,684 7,395
Place-Based Approaches 7,453 7,453 6,414
Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence 137,133 137,133 148,832

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Community Response to Adverse or Emergency Events 32,400 32,400 32,400

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

39,390 39,390 33,307
Developing and Managing Community Services 39,390 39,390 33,307
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to improve access for families and whanau to services which address hardship and adverse life outcomes.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Overarching Measure#

     

The number of people accessing Community Support services

84,100 84,100 84,100
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

Performance measures and targets are subject to the impact of COVID-19.

  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Developing and Managing Community Services

     

This category is intended to achieve effective and efficient community services that meet community needs and reduce vulnerability.

     
Social Services Accreditation:
     

The percentage of providers who rate their accreditation as a fair and professional service will be no less than

80% 80% 80%

The percentage of assessments completed within the specified timeframe (see Note 1) will be no less than

80% 80% 80%
Result Measurement Framework:
     

The percentage of all contracted services that achieved or exceeded the target for their primary contracted measure will be no less than

75% 75% 75%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Community Support and Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve increased financial capability and improved wellbeing of vulnerable individuals and families.

     
Building Financial Capability:
     

The percentage of clients who complete the programmes Financial mentor, MoneyMates and/or Kahukura and report having their needs met will be no less than (see Note 2)

80% 80% 80%
Sector Umbrella Groups:
     

The percentage of member agencies who report that they are better able to deliver their services as a result of the support offered by the umbrella organisation will be no less than (see Note 3)

90% 90% 90%
Microfinance Partnership (see Note 4):
     

The percentage of loans approved during the reporting period will be no less than

25% 25% 25%

Expansion of Kainga Whanau Ora pilot

     

This category is intended to achieve improvement for families who are living in public housing using a Whanau Ora navigation approach.

     

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA as the amount of this annual appropriation for a Non-Departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

Exempted Exempted Exempted

Improving Children's Participation in Education

     

This category is intended to achieve an improvement in children's engagement and participation in education.

     

An exemption was granted under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA as the amount of this annual appropriation for a Non-Departmental output expense is less than $5 million

Exempted Exempted Exempted

Participation and Support Services for Seniors

     

This category is intended to achieve a reduction in the number of abused and neglected older people.

     
Elder Abuse Response Service
     

The percentage of clients who indicate they have greater control over their lives after receiving the Elder Abuse Response service will be no less than (see Note 5)

80% 80% 80%

Place-Based Approaches

     

This category is intended to achieve the successful implementation and functioning of place-based initiatives to improve outcomes for at-risk children, young people and their families.

     

Manaaki Tairawhiti's report is delivered to the National Social Wellbeing Board by 30 June 2022 (see Note 6)

Achieved Achieved Achieved

South Auckland Social Wellbeing Board's report is delivered to the National Social Wellbeing Board by 30 June 2022 (see Note 7)

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence

     

This category is intended to achieve a reduction in the number of victims and perpetrators of family and sexual violence.

     

The number of people accessing family and sexual violence services will be no less than

30,500 30,500 30,500

The percentage of victims of family violence who reported they are satisfied or very satisfied with the Family Centred, Long Term Recovery and/or Crisis family violence service will be no less than

80% 80% 80%

The percentage of victims of sexual violence who reported they received the support they needed, when they needed it will be no less than

80% 80% 80%

The percentage of clients (see Note 8) who show a decrease in risk factors will be no less than

80% 80% 80%

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Community Response to Adverse or Emergency Events

     

This category is intended to achieve increased local resilience through the use of community grants or essential community-led solutions.

     

The number of providers supported to participate in building food secure communities will be no less than

125 125 125

Note 1 - The Service Level Agreement states that the specified timeframe is 30 working days.

Note 2 - Provider-administered client surveys are undertaken every quarter (results are aggregated by the provider and reported to the Ministry as per contractual requirements). The year-end result is an average of total surveys within the financial year.

Note 3 - Provider-administered client surveys are undertaken annually (results are aggregated by the provider and reported to the Ministry as per contractual requirements).

Note 4 - By receiving a microfinance loan, clients increase their ability to purchase essential goods and services on fair, safe and affordable terms.

Note 5 - Provider-administered client surveys are undertaken every six months (results are aggregated by the provider and reported to the Ministry as per contractual requirements). The year-end result is an average of total surveys within the financial year.

Note 6 - This report will include key recommendations aimed at influencing agencies' policy and practice to improve the wellbeing of children and their families and whanau in Tairawhiti.

Note 7 - This report will include key recommendations to support agencies' policy and practice to improve the wellbeing of children and their families and whanau in South Auckland

Note 8 - Clients who have completed the Harmful Sexual Behaviour service.

The following information is provided for context only
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20

Developing and Managing Community Services

Social Services Accreditation

       
Number of accredited providers (see Note 1) Not available 1,984 1,985 1,946
Number of assessments completed (total) 1,278 1,339 1,330 1,503
Number of Special Investigations (see Note 2) 6 2 2 1

Community Support and Advice

Microfinance Partnership

       
Number of loan applications received Not available Not available 1,073 1,420

Participation and Support Services for Seniors

Elder Abuse Response Service

       
Number of people who accessed elder abuse response services 709 990 2,368 2,773

Note 1 - For the Ministry of Social Development, Oranga Tamariki, the Department of Corrections, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Pacific Peoples and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Note 2 - MSD's Social Services Accreditation team may carry out a special investigation (outside the normal accreditation cycle), when it seems possible that the provider's services are not meeting the Social Sector Accreditation Standards or when a provider has not adequately addressed matters that may have arisen from a complaint.

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation
  2020/21 2021/22
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Community Support and Advice

     
Te Hiku O Te Ika Iwi Development Trust 4,000 4,000 4,000
Fincap 2,289 2,289 2,116
Good Shepherd New Zealand 2,262 2,262 2,262
National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Incorporated 1,415 1,415 1,615
There are a further 504 providers with contracts that range from $5,000 to $897,000 73,931 73,931 70,205
Total Community Support and Advice 83,897 83,897 80,198

Expansion of Kainga Whanau Ora pilot

     
Te Tihi O Ruahine Whanau Ora Alliance Charitable Trust 2,292 2,292 2,250
Total Te Tihi O Ruahine Whanau Ora Alliance Charitable Trust 2,292 2,292 2,250

Improving Children's Participation in Education

     
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited 960 960 Contract under negotiation
KidsCan Charitable Trust 350 350 Contract under negotiation
New Zealand Health Association Limited 240 240 Contract under negotiation
Total Improving Children's Participation in Education 1,550 1,550 1,616

Participation and Support for Seniors

     
Age Concern Auckland 540 540 715
Age Concern Hamilton 360 360 520
Wesley Wellington Mission Incorporated 360 360 520
Age Concern Canterbury 360 360 520
Age Concern Kaitaia & Districts 300 300 455
There are a further 21 providers with contracts that range from $16,400 to $240,000 3,764 3,764 4,665
Total Participation and Support for Seniors 5,684 5,684 7,395

Place Based Approaches

     
Counties Manukau District Health Board 4,200 4,200 -
Te Runanga-O-Turanganui-A-Kiwa 2,003 2,003 -
There are no further providers with contracts 1,250 1,250 6,414
Total Place Based Approaches 7,453 7,453 6,414

Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence

     
National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges Incorporated 20,471 20,471 22,164
HELP 3,504 3,504 3,558
Homecare Medical (NZ) Limited Partnership 2,966 2,966 3,068
Tautoko Mai 2,598 2,598 2,598
Family Action 2,394 2,394 2,354
There are a further 291 providers with contracts that range from $5,000 to $2,093,000 105,200 105,200 115,090
Total Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence 137,133 137,133 148,832

Community Responses Adverse or Emergency Events

     
New Zealand Food Network Limited 2,935 2,935 2,750
The Salvation Army New Zealand Trust 2,066 2,066 2,066
Fair Food 488 488 476
Kiwi Harvest Limited 450 450 350
Auckland City Mission 426 426 396
There are a further 111 providers with contracts from $2,400 to $400,000 and $18 million of grants. 26,035 26,035 26,362
Total Community Responses Adverse or Emergency Events 32,400 32,400 32,400

The above table presents the major service providers who have funding arrangements with the Ministry of Social Development under these outputs as at 13 March 2020. 

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

           

Developing and Managing Community Services

           
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 207 207 184 184
Investing in the Ministry of Social Development's Corporate Services to Continue Delivering Services to New Zealanders 2021/22 - 275 377 377 377
Preventing Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Extending Early Wrap-Around Support to Help People Stop Using Violence 2021/22 - 150 147 147 147
Remuneration Increases for the Ministry of Social Development's Staff as a Result of Collective bargaining 2021/22 - 692 1,410 1,410 1,410
Supporting and Strengthening Site safety and Security at the Ministry of Social Development 2021/22 - 310 262 230 205
Community Services: Ensuring Continued Access to Response Services for Victims of Elder Abuse 2020/21 719 708 708 708 708
Community Services: Ensuring Continued Access to Specialist Services for Victims of Family Violence 2020/21 1,449 1,434 1,434 993 993
Community Services: Improving Access to Support Services for Communities in Regional New Zealand 2020/21 350 350 350 350 350
Extending the Pilot of The Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) Category 2020/21 - 150 150 150 -
Providing Support for Foodbanks, Food Rescue and Community Food Services in the COVID-19 Recovery 2020/21 600 600 - - -
Place-Based Initiatives: Evaluation Findings and Long-Term Funding 2020/21 200 200 200 200 200
Strengthening Existing Debt Solution Services and Developing a National Approach to Address Problem Debt 2020/21 330 330 - - -
Ministry of Social Development - Loss of Economics of Scale and other Inflationary Pressures 2019/20 281 166 179 179 179
Ministry of Social Development - Remuneration Cost Pressures 2019/20 735 735 735 735 735
Refugee Quota Increase: Report back to draw down tagged contingency funding for increased settlement services 2019/20 450 450 450 450 450
Request for Drawdown from Contingency: Family Violence Prevention 2019/20 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Sexual Violence Services - Developing Kaupapa Maori Services for Victims/Survivors 2019/20 375 310 245 245 245
Sexual Violence Services - Improving the Wellbeing of Male Victims/Survivors through Peer Support 2019/20 65 65 43 43 43
Sexual Violence Services - Increasing Access to Crisis Support Services for Victims/Survivors 2019/20 65 65 44 44 44
Sexual Violence Services - Support for Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence Criminal Justice System 2019/20 129 65 65 65 65
Sexual Violence Services - Support Services for Adults Experiencing Concerning Sexual Ideation 2019/20 129 65 65 65 65
Sexual Violence Services - Support Services for Non-Mandated Adults with Harmful Sexual Behaviours 2019/20 65 65 43 43 43
Family Violence Services Delivery - Stabilising and Strengthening 2018/19 1,040 - - - -
Remuneration Cost Pressures for the Ministry of Social Development 2018/19 333 333 333 333 333

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

           

Community Responses Adverse or Emergency Events

           
COVID-19: Providing Support for Foodbanks, Food Rescue and Community Food Services in the COVID-19 Recovery 2020/21 14,400 14,400 - - -
Transfer of Funding to Meet Current Demand Levels for the Community Awareness and Preparedness Fund 2020/21 (960) - - - -
COVID-19 Support for Essential Social Sector Services and Communities 2019/20 960 - - - -

Non-Departmental Output Expenses