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Profile - Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand



The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is one of New Zealand's largest government departments.

We provide government with advice on strategic social policy, sectoral policy and social research and evaluation in the areas of income support, child, youth and family as well as community. We are also responsible for providing policy advice and support through the Offices for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Senior Citizens and Disability Issues.

Our service delivery areas are responsible for the implementation of income support and employment services as well as providing leadership and coordination of services and programmes that support families.

MSD also administers student allowances and loans, New Zealand Superannuation, Veterans and War Pensions, and a range of specialist functions such as the Community Services Card and financial means testing for long stay care subsidies.


Ministry of Social Develoment,
Bowen State Building ,
Bowen Street,
New Zealand
tel: 64 4 916 3300

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