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Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Social Development - Addition to the Supplementary Estimates 2019/20

Vote Social Development

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

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Social Development

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type 2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Departmental Output Expenses          

Administration of Service Cards (M63)

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.

5,731 200 - 200 5,931

Corporate Support Services (M63)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of corporate support services to other agencies.

74,970 (7,451) - (7,451) 67,519

Data, Analytics and Evidence Services (M63)

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

23,599 13,341 - 13,341 36,940

Enhancement and Promotion of SuperGold Cards (M61)

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.

3,180 - - - 3,180

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

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

5,660 - - - 5,660

Income Support and Assistance to Seniors (M63)

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.

57,997 1,543 - 1,543 59,540

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

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

999 - - - 999

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

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.

51,592 1,389 - 1,389 52,981

Management of Student Loans (M57)

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.

18,757 (89) - (89) 18,668

Management of Student Support (M63)

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.

18,868 (85) - (85) 18,783

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

This appropriation is limited to the delivery of services by and operational support of the South Auckland Social Wellbeing Board.

2,150 790 - 790 2,940

Place-based Initiatives - Tairawhiti Local Leadership (M63)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of operational support for the place-based approach being led by the Tairawhiti Social Impact Collective.

1,016 953 - 953 1,969

Planning, Correspondence and Monitoring (M63)

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

6,044 1,200 - 1,200 7,244

Policy Advice (M63)

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.

14,635 1,700 - 1,700 16,335

Processing of Veterans' Pensions (M75)

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

680 54 - 54 734

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Disabled People (M23)

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.

6,059 850 - 850 6,909

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Seniors (M61)

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.

1,047 200 - 200 1,247

Services to Support People to Access Accommodation (M37)

This appropriation is limited to assessing and reviewing eligibility for public, transitional and emergency housing and income related rent, and managing the public housing register.

36,382 18,648 - 18,648 55,030
Total Departmental Output Expenses 329,366 33,243 - 33,243 362,609
Departmental Capital Expenditure          

Ministry of Social Development - Capital Expenditure PLA (M63)

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.

75,585 54,787 - 54,787 130,372
Total Departmental Capital Expenditure 75,585 54,787 - 54,787 130,372
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Children's Commissioner (M63)

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.

3,157 - - - 3,157

Community Participation Services (M63)

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.

82,642 2,734 - 2,734 85,376

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

This appropriation is limited to supporting the implementation and operation of the mandatory registration of social workers.

1,343 - - - 1,343

Student Placement Services (M63)

This appropriation is limited to placement services for students for holiday and term employment.

3,512 - - - 3,512

Supporting Equitable Pay for Care and Support Workers (M63)

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

11,001 - - - 11,001
Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses 101,655 2,734 - 2,734 104,389
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Accommodation Assistance (M37)

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.

1,810,499 215,279 (2,498) 212,781 2,023,280

Childcare Assistance (M63)

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.

168,416 (5,118) (8,733) (13,851) 154,565

COVID-19 Income Relief Assistance (M63)

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.

- - 113,137 113,137 113,137

Disability Assistance (M63)

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.

390,665 12,537 (87) 12,450 403,115

Family Start/NGO Awards (M63)

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

705 - - - 705

Hardship Assistance (M63)

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.

345,792 123,917 (257) 123,660 469,452

Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)

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.

1,975,906 557,209 (55,506) 501,703 2,477,609

New Zealand Superannuation (M63)

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.

15,488,091 54,033 (19,845) 34,188 15,522,279

NZ Beneficiaries Stranded Overseas (M63)

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.

- - 28,380 28,380 28,380

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

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.

247,381 5,256 (100) 5,156 252,537

Sole Parent Support (M63)

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.

1,174,906 101,859 (6,121) 95,738 1,270,644

Special Circumstance Assistance (M63)

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.

11,256 981 - 981 12,237

Student Allowances (M63)

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.

585,181 22,718 - 22,718 607,899

Study Scholarships and Awards (M63)

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.

20,667 - - - 20,667

Supported Living Payment (M63)

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.

1,589,351 77,154 (689) 76,465 1,665,816

Transitional Assistance (M63)

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.

750 (498) - (498) 252

Veterans' Pension (M75)

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.

145,039 1,442 (81) 1,361 146,400

Winter Energy Payment (M63)

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.

457,606 244,706 (11,729) 232,977 690,583

Work Assistance (M63)

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.

2,588 (8) - (8) 2,580

Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63)

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.

54,318 1,943 (33) 1,910 56,228
Total Benefits or Related Expenses 24,469,117 1,413,410 35,838 1,449,248 25,918,365
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

Business Support Subsidy Covid-19 (M63)

This appropriation is limited to supporting employers to manage the impact of COVID-19 in line with criteria established by Cabinet.

- 12,000,000 3,200,000 15,200,000 15,200,000

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (M63)

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.

- - 97,000 97,000 97,000

Debt Write-downs (M63)

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.

78,330 459 - 459 78,789

Emergency Housing Support Package (M37)

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.

- 1,300 - 1,300 1,300

Essential Workers Leave Support Scheme (M63)

This appropriation is limited to supporting workers through the Essential Workers Leave Support Scheme, (approved by Cabinet) in response to the COVID-19 virus, with criteria established by Cabinet.

- 119,500 (85,000) 34,500 34,500

Extraordinary Care Fund (M63)

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

Financial Assistance to Support Worker Self-Isolation (M63)

This appropriation is limited to supporting workers to self-isolate in response to the COVID-19 virus.

- 107,000 (12,000) 95,000 95,000

Housing Support Package (M37)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of incentives, products and services to help households with lower housing need who are in, or seeking public housing, to access or retain alternative housing solutions.

6,700 (5,006) - (5,006) 1,694

Out of School Care and Recreation Programmes (M63)

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.

19,539 6,760 - 6,760 26,299

Reimbursement of Income Related Rent Overpayments (M37)

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

3,360 640 - 640 4,000
Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses 110,237 12,230,653 3,200,000 15,430,653 15,540,890
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          

Recoverable Assistance (M63)

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.

319,303 68,505 - 68,505 387,808

Student Loans (M57)

This appropriation is limited to loans to tertiary students undertaking studies at approved tertiary institutions in accordance with Cabinet decisions.

1,475,351 32,793 86,239 119,032 1,594,383
Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 1,794,654 101,298 86,239 187,537 1,982,191
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure          

Community Support Services MCA (M63)

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

135,593 26,180 4,060 30,240 165,833
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.

26,339 6,087 - 6,087 32,426
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.

25,078 2,443 - 2,443 27,521

Expansion of Kāinga Whānau Ora pilot

This category is limited to the expansion and continuation of the Kāinga Whānau Ora pilot.

- 2,315 - 2,315 2,315

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

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.

3,103 - - - 3,103

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.

79,523 11,495 - 11,495 91,018
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.

- 3,840 4,060 7,900 7,900

Housing Support Assistances MCA (M37)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support people to access or retain housing.

- 5,146 206 5,352 5,352
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Provision to better prepare people for private rental programme

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

- 140 - 140 140
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.

- 4,006 - 4,006 4,006
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.

- 1,000 206 1,206 1,206

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support MCA (M63)

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.

764,534 22,008 17,572 39,580 804,114
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.

332,359 20,317 3,137 23,454 355,813

Improving Employment Outcomes

This category is limited to providing specified assistance, including services, to eligible people to help them move into and retain sustainable employment, in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.

337,227 (4,250) 14,435 10,185 347,412

Improving Work Readiness Outcomes

This category is limited to providing services to eligible people to address barriers to employment to help them become work ready, in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.

94,948 5,941 - 5,941 100,889

Partnering for Youth Development MCA (M77)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve outcomes for young people through youth development.

11,958 2,015 - 2,015 13,973
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.

3,396 1,738 - 1,738 5,134
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Delivering Youth Development

This category is limited to purchasing youth development outcomes.

8,562 277 - 277 8,839
Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure 912,085 55,349 21,838 77,187 989,272
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 27,792,699 13,891,474 3,343,915 17,235,389 45,028,088

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)

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 2018/19 -
Adjustments for 2019/20 (240)
Adjusted Appropriation 100
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 100
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 -
Estimate for 2020/21 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Claims Resolution (M63)

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 2018/19 -
Adjustments for 2019/20 (11,452)
Adjusted Appropriation 13,597
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 13,597
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 -
Estimate for 2020/21 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Historic Claims (M63)

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 2018/19 -
Adjustments for 2019/20 (64,987)
Adjusted Appropriation 28,763
Actual to 2018/19 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 28,763
Estimate for 2020/21 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -
Non-Departmental Output Expenses    

Mental Health and Employment Social Bond Pilot (M63)

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 2018/19 -
Adjustments for 2019/20 (2,916)
Adjusted Appropriation 884
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 884
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 -
Estimate for 2020/21 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

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

  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 27,792,699 13,891,474 3,343,915 17,235,389 45,028,088
Total Forecast MYA Departmental Output Expenses 35,297 (6,534) - (6,534) 28,763
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses 633 (633) - (633) -
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations 27,828,629 13,884,307 3,343,915 17,228,222 45,056,851

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Ministry of Social Development - Capital Injection (M63) 3,875 62,357 - 62,357 66,232

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Cumulative Supplementary Estimates Total
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Appropriations          
Output Expenses 466,951 26,709 2,101 28,810 495,761
Benefits or Related Expenses 24,469,117 N/A 1,449,248 1,449,248 25,918,365
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 110,237 - 15,430,653 15,430,653 15,540,890
Capital Expenditure 1,870,239 54,787 187,537 242,324 2,112,563
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
   Output Expenses 912,085 47,405 16,670 64,075 976,160
   Other Expenses - - 11,906 11,906 11,906
   Capital Expenditure - N/A 1,206 1,206 1,206
Total Appropriations 27,828,629 128,901 17,099,321 17,228,222 45,056,851
Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts          
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 12,010 N/A 1,309 1,309 13,319
Capital Receipts 825,384 N/A 670 670 826,054
Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts 837,394 N/A 1,979 1,979 839,373

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.2 - Non-Departmental Benefits or Related Expenses

Accommodation Assistance (M37)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $2.498 million to $2,023.280 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • a reduction of $1.347 million to introduce a temporary income relief payment for eligible individuals who experience a loss of work between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, and
  • a reduction of $1.151 million to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.
Childcare Assistance (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $8.733 million to $154.565 million for 2019/20 to support early learning services to cover the period of 6 April 2020 until the end of COVID-19 Alert level 3.

Covid-19 Income Relief Assistance (M63)
Scope of Appropriation
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.
Expenses
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - - 113,137 113,137
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in the negative impact on individuals and families of job losses resulting from the impacts of COVID-19 via short-term, time-limited support for people as they seek new 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 time-limited payments related to the COVID-19 response.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has been established with funding of $113.137 million in 2019/20 to introduce a temporary income relief payment for eligible individuals who experience a loss of work between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
The Income Relief Payment is paid under the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme pursuant to section 101 of the Social Security Act 2018 The COVID-19 Income Relief Payment Programme provides income relief to people who have lost their job between and including 1 March and 30 October 2020 and who meet the eligibility criteria in the welfare programme. The level of assistance depends on whether the recipient's was working full-time or part-time under the Programme. The Payment is non-taxable and is subject to a partner income test.
Disability Assistance (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $87,000 to $403.115 million for 2019/20 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.

Hardship Assistance (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $257,000 to $469.452 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • a reduction of $161,000 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19, and
  • a reduction of $96,000 to introduce a temporary income relief payment for eligible individuals who experience a loss of work between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020.
Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $55.506 million to $2,477.609 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • a reduction of $53.048 million to introduce a temporary income relief payment for eligible individuals who experience a loss of work between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, and
  • a reduction of $2.458 million to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.
New Zealand Superannuation (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $19.845 million to $15,522.279 million for 2019/20 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.

NZ Beneficiaries Stranded Overseas
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
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - - 28,380 28,380
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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has been established with funding of $28.380 million in 2019/20 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.

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)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $100,000 to $252.537 million for 2019/20 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.

Sole Parent Support (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $6.121 million to $1,270.644 million in 2019/20 due to:

  • a reduction of $5.110 million to introduce a temporary income relief payment for eligible individuals who experience a loss of work between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, and
  • a reduction of $1.011 million to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.
Supported Living Payment (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $689,000 to $1,665.816 million in 2019/20 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.

Veterans' Pension (M75)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $81,000 to $146.400 million in 2019/20 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.

Winter Energy Payment (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $11.729 million to $690.583 million in 2019/20 due to:

  • a reduction of $8.965 million to introduce a temporary income relief payment for eligible individuals who experience a loss of work between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, and
  • a reduction of $2.764 million to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.
Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment (M63)
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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $33,000 to $56.228 million in 2019/20 to provide social welfare assistance to New Zealanders stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Business Support Subsidy Covid-19 (M63)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting employers to manage the impact of COVID-19 in line with criteria established by Cabinet.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $3,200 million to $15,200 million for 2019/20 to fund the targeted extension to the Wage Subsidy Scheme.

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme
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
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - - 97,000 97,000
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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has been established with funding of $97 million in 2019/20 to provide for the Broadened COVID-19 Leave Support scheme.

Essential Workers Leave Support Scheme (M63)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting workers through the Essential Workers Leave Support Scheme, (approved by Cabinet) in response to the COVID-19 virus, with criteria established by Cabinet.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $85 million to $34.500 million for 2019/20 to provide for the Broadened COVID-19 Leave Support scheme.

Financial Assistance to Support Worker Self-Isolation (M63)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting workers to self-isolate in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by a further $12 million to $95 million for 2019/20 to provide for the Broadened COVID-19 Leave Support scheme.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Student Loans (M57)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to loans to tertiary students undertaking studies at approved tertiary institutions in accordance with Cabinet decisions.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was further increased by $86.239 million to $1,594.383 million in 2019/20 to continue providing student loans during study breaks for students who remain enrolled in study throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

4 - Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Community Support Services (M63)
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 Kāinga Whānau Ora pilot
This category is limited to the expansion and continuation of the Kāinga Whānau 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.

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
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 135,593 26,180 4,060 165,833
Departmental Output Expenses        
Developing and Managing Community Services 26,339 6,087 - 32,426
Non-Departmental Output Expenses        
Community Support and Advice 25,078 2,443 - 27,521
Expansion of Kāinga Whānau Ora pilot - 2,315 - 2,315
Improving Children's Participation in Education 1,550 - - 1,550
Participation and Support Services for Seniors 3,103 - - 3,103
Supporting Victims and Perpetrators of Family and Sexual Violence 79,523 11,495 - 91,018
Non-Departmental Other Expenses        
Community Response to Adverse or Emergency Events - 3,840 4,060 7,900
Funding for Departmental Output Expenses        
Revenue from the Crown 26,339 6,087 - 32,426
Developing and Managing Community Services 26,339 6,087 - 32,426
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to improve access for families and whānau to services which address hardship and adverse life outcomes.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $4.060 million to $165.833 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • an increase of $2.060 million to bring the Community Awareness and Preparedness fund forward to help meet a higher demand than originally anticipated, and
  • an increase of $2 million to provide support for foodbanks, food rescue and other community food services to meet increased demand due to COVID-19.
Housing Support Assistances (M37)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support people to access or retain housing.
Scope of Appropriation

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.

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.

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.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 5,146 206 5,352
Non-Departmental Output Expenses        
Provision to better prepare people for private rental programme - 140 - 140
Non-Departmental Other Expenses        
Non-Recoverable Housing Support Assistances - 4,006 - 4,006
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure        
Recoverable Housing Support Assistances - 1,000 206 1,206
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to support people into a non-public housing solution. This includes people who are on the Housing Register, in public housing or have otherwise contacted us for support.

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 increased by a further $206,000 to $5.352 million for 2019/20 to manage the increase in demand for Housing Support Products due to household income reductions resulting from COVID-19.

Improved Employment and Social Outcomes Support (M63)
Overarching Purpose Statement
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.
Scope of Appropriation

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.

Improving Employment Outcomes
This category is limited to providing specified assistance, including services, to eligible people to help them move into and retain sustainable employment, in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.

Improving Work Readiness Outcomes
This category is limited to providing services to eligible people to address barriers to employment to help them become work ready, in accordance with criteria set out in, or in delegated legislation made under, the Social Security Act 2018.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 764,534 22,008 17,572 804,114
Departmental Output Expenses        
Administering Income Support 332,359 20,317 3,137 355,813
Improving Employment Outcomes 337,227 (4,250) 14,435 347,412
Improving Work Readiness Outcomes 94,948 5,941 - 100,889
Funding for Departmental Output Expenses        
Revenue from the Crown 761,411 21,008 17,572 799,991
Administering Income Support 329,236 19,317 3,137 351,690
Improving Employment Outcomes 337,227 (4,250) 14,435 347,412
Improving Work Readiness Outcomes 94,948 5,941 - 100,889
Revenue from Others 3,123 1,000 - 4,123
Administering Income Support 3,123 1,000 - 4,123
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve improved employment and social outcomes.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $17.572 million to $804.114 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • an increase of $6.785 million to facilitate the training and support for workers to take up the road and rail redeployment opportunities
  • an increase of $4 million to engage and support partners under the Construction Accord Skills for industry initiative which helps to reduce the impact of COVID-19
  • an increase of $3.450 million to fund redeployment and supporting activity by government agencies
  • an increase of $3.137 million to introduce a temporary income relief payment for eligible individuals who experience a loss of work between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, and
  • an increase of $200,000 to fund the administration of the COVID-19 Leave Support scheme.
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 16 June 2020