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Budget 2011 - Social Welfare

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This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned social welfare spending for the 2011/12 budget year.

Actual spending for the previous four years is on the left and includes, for the sake of comparison, the previous Labour Government's final spending in 2008.

The numbers are drawn together from the Vote ACC, Vote Community and Voluntary Sector, Vote Employment, Vote Social Development, Vote Youth Development and Vote Veteran's Affairs - Social Development.

Links to the primary sources used, from Treasury's website, can be found at the bottom of the page.

Please note that some of the allocation titles have been shortened for the sake of space.

Also note that some welfare and benefits are delivered through the tax system, and the costs of those items are set out here >> 

Figures for each allocation are in millions of NZ$.

Actual 2007/08 Actual 2008/09 Actual 2009/10 Actual 2010/11 Social Welfare: Budget 2011/12 %
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m   NZ$m  
0.000 0.000 0.000 260.600 Chch Quake Support 0.000 0.0%
88.207 0.000 0.000 0.000 Child disability allowance 0.000 0.0%
460.170 674.176 692.729 0.000 Claim entitlements and services 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.505 0.000 Community Internship programme 0.000 0.0%
5.931 7.845 0.000 0.000 Community labour market development assistance 0.000 0.0%
7.016 11.768 0.000 0.000 Community partnership fund 0.000 0.0%
5.427 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community services card 0.000 0.0%
0.093 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community services card reimbursements 0.000 0.0%
0.420 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community-based youth development 0.000 0.0%
0.365 0.365 0.365 0.000 Contingency and innovations fund 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.151 0.000 Debt write-downs 0.000 0.0%
0.067 0.000 0.000 0.000 Interest concessions land and buildings 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.428 2.920 0.042 Job support scheme 0.000 0.0%
0.071 0.172 0.543 0.543 Life skills and employment-related training activities 0.000 0.0%
19.224 1.610 0.000 0.000 Medical treatment 0.000 0.0%
6.575 0.000 0.000 0.000 Merit scholarships 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 New approaches to social sector change 0.000 0.0%
145.271 280.603 269.891 0.000 Other compensation 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 18.959 Other compensation - Treatment injuries for non-earners ACC 0.000 0.0%
1.442 0.000 0.000 0.000 Policy advice and ministerial servicing 0.000 0.0%
42.289 0.000 0.000 0.000 Policy and purchase advice 0.000 0.0%
4.123 0.459 0.000 0.000 Processing and payment of pensions 0.000 0.0%
0.000 2.736 3.627 0.807 Redundancy assistance 0.000 0.0%
5.747 5.682 5.682 5.782 Retirement Commissioner 0.000 0.0%
2.836 0.000 0.000 0.000 Scholarship and NQF/NCEA awards 0.000 0.0%
2.209 0.000 0.000 0.000 Social development leadership 0.000 0.0%
0.041 0.018 0.026 0.000 Special annuities 0.000 0.0%
71.184 0.000 0.000 0.000 Special benefit 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 137.013 Special compensation for GST increase 0.000 0.0%
59.073 0.000 0.000 0.000 Special needs grants 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.050 Special Payment for October 1 Tax Rise 0.000 0.0%
0.126 0.000 0.000 0.000 Special transfer allowance 0.000 0.0%
7.016 0.000 0.000 0.000 Step Up scholarships 0.000 0.0%
0.009 0.000 0.000 0.000 Suspensory loan abatement 0.000 0.0%
13.783 0.000 0.000 0.000 TeachNZ scholarships 0.000 0.0%
53.938 0.000 0.000 0.000 Temporary additional support 0.000 0.0%
0.000 3.650 0.000 0.000 Transitional assistance 0.000 0.0%
0.002 0.000 0.000 0.000 Transitional supplement 0.000 0.0%
0 0 0 212.069 Treating injuries for non-earners - ACC 0 0.0%
134.311 16.973 0.000 0.000 War disablement pensions 0.000 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.200 Property Management Centre of Expertise 0.100 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.150 Disarmament education grants 0.150 0.0%
0.065 0.110 0.160 0.164 Regulatory services - ACC 0.163 0.0%
0.196 0.194 0.200 0.200 Youth workers training scheme 0.200 0.0%
0.000 0.268 0.337 0.337 Crown entity monitoring 0.303 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Support for grant funding bodies 0.305 0.0%
0.231 0.421 0.000 0.331 Community internship programme 0.331 0.0%
0.402 0.402 0.402 0.402 Support for volunteering 0.402 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.156 Administration of Trials for MSD 0.427 0.0%
0.000 0.318 0.450 0.450 Processing and payment of veterans' pensions 0.450 0.0%
0.441 0.559 0.705 0.705 Family Start/NGO awards 0.705 0.0%
0.889 0.884 0.889 0.889 Youth development partnership fund 0.889 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 1.250 Promoting positive outcomes for disabled people 1.250 0.0%
0.000 1.749 1.421 1.421 Management of SuperGold card 1.421 0.0%
0.943 0.879 0.950 1.450 Assistance to disadvantaged persons 1.450 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.367 Trialling New Approaches to Sector Change 1.789 0.0%
1.763 1.687 1.674 1.834 Policy advice - community 2.121 0.0%
2.257 1.757 2.157 2.157 Children's Commissioner 2.157 0.0%
4.716 4.993 5.885 3.162 Strengthening providers and communities 2.382 0.0%
2.328 2.449 3.323 4.694 Policy and monitoring - ACC 2.699 0.0%
0.000 0.000 0.000 2.782 Digital literacy and connection 2.782 0.0%
3.511 3.511 4.297 3.612 Student placement services 3.512 0.0%
0.000 2.499 4.159 3.472 Mainstream supported employment program 3.546 0.0%
13.439 14.438 14.929 13.701 Administration of grants 3.905 0.0%
2.273 2.560 2.560 2.560 Community development scheme 4.060 0.0%
3.013 3.334 4.381 4.023 Prevention services 4.662 0.0%
5.747 5.932 5.066 5.066 Charities - administration 5.066 0.0%
5.834 5.026 5.548 5.348 Youth development 5.348 0.0%
4.959 7.190 5.841 5.589 Policy, research and evaluation 5.411 0.0%
0.000 5.510 5.702 5.682 Administration of Community Services Card 5.655 0.0%
5.374 5.123 5.320 5.935 Community advisory services 6.386 0.0%
7.388 8.495 8.146 7.885 Services for young people 6.851 0.0%
7.670 8.170 7.770 7.947 Families Commission 8.124 0.0%
7.614 7.567 8.370 8.311 Development and funding of community services 8.127 0.0%
10.131 10.380 8.256 8.620 Labour market analysis and knowledge 8.474 0.0%
5.897 8.539 9.184 8.762 Education and prevention services 8.678 0.0%
7.343 7.239 8.808 7.778 Adoption services 9.037 0.0%
11.462 13.967 13.873 14.000 Community organisation grants scheme 12.500 0.1%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Youth transition services 12.657 0.1%
0.000 0.000 0.000 35.771 Compensation Entitlements - ACC 13.478 0.1%
14.107 14.103 14.282 33.773 Special circumstance assistance 14.088 0.1%
13.307 15.903 19.385 16.232 Independent youth benefit 15.299 0.1%
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Management of Student Loans 15.467 0.1%
15.378 16.342 16.682 14.932 Collection of balances owed by former clients and non-beneficiaries 16.200 0.1%
27.231 29.702 23.467 19.797 Employment related training assistance 16.470 0.1%
2.572 4.383 4.109 4.753 Connected communities 16.829 0.1%
14.832 18.519 18.748 18.255 Out of school care programs 17.753 0.1%
11.219 17.018 17.739 17.859 Counselling and rehabilitation services 17.813 0.1%
34.397 35.400 32.400 32.922 Management of student support 20.144 0.1%
15.953 16.782 22.754 22.575 Transition to work 24.670 0.1%
0.000 41.690 44.645 39.241 Study scholarships and awards 30.762 0.1%
28.960 31.568 31.318 32.036 Family and community cervices 35.335 0.2%
38.606 38.832 35.453 36.761 Services to protect the integrity of the benefit system 36.246 0.2%
40.146 34.952 34.439 38.473 Income support and assistance to seniors 36.934 0.2%
57.903 50.278 45.041 39.547 Benefits paid in Australia 37.156 0.2%
0.000 45.611 44.224 42.474 Social policy advice 37.261 0.2%
0.000 89.153 86.024 69.040 Vocational skills training 53.445 0.2%
0.000 71.683 117.573 61.439 MSD - CapEx 64.439 0.3%
40.815 51.429 69.573 71.017 Family wellbeing services 71.909 0.3%
72.686 69.601 72.655 74.094 Widow's Benefit 76.383 0.3%
53.570 55.214 59.187 64.783 Case management and supporting services 78.891 0.3%
84.788 87.956 88.240 86.608 Vocational services for people with disabilities 86.608 0.4%
80.622 87.526 100.988 107.528 Orphan's/unsupported child's benefit 111.948 0.5%
68.032 89.940 101.976 134.455 Strong Families 120.317 0.5%
67.322 63.441 113.461 121.396 Employment assistance 121.754 0.5%
100.724 100.765 119.634 134.149 Youth justice services 137.091 0.6%
119.163 156.902 177.424 164.757 Recoverable assistance 168.612 0.7%
161.294 175.861 179.339 178.191 Veterans' pension 178.748 0.8%
150.336 159.077 178.271 189.696 Childcare assistance 187.897 0.8%
208.934 223.465 241.103 265.847 Public Health Acute Services 259.729 1.1%
0.000 227.322 272.963 277.637 Hardship Assistance 288.631 1.2%
310.461 312.435 317.782 325.744 Care and Protection Services 328.348 1.4%
486.872 415.797 440.004 445.225 Tailored Sets of Services to Help People into Work or Achieve Independence 402.704 1.7%
278.396 389.886 411.711 410.370 Disability Assistance 410.506 1.8%
441.494 553.930 821.835 764.074 Debt write-downs 626.652 2.7%
385.724 444.268 589.311 625.751 Student allowances 626.950 2.7%
0.000 0.000 0.000 624.392 Rehabilitation Entitlements and Services 736.288 3.2%
581.868 613.471 713.516 742.413 Sickness benefit 782.380 3.4%
457.680 585.867 938.662 958.776 Unemployment benefit and emergency benefit 1,028.954 4.4%
891.054 989.385 1,157.683 1,202.441 Accommodation assistance 1,264.227 5.5%
1,215.895 1,259.625 1,302.459 1,306.966 Invalid's benefit 1,346.836 5.8%
1,200.719 1,350.257 1,543.251 1,579.480 Student loans 1,589.682 6.9%
1,478.192 1,530.294 1,694.360 1,764.909 Domestic purposes benefit 1,894.637 8.2%
7,348.172 7,744.149 8,287.230 8,833.186 New Zealand Superannuation 9,575.366 41.3%
             
17,852.40 19,452.60 21,718.30 22,807.00 Totals: $23,166.312 100.0%

Note that some welfare and benefits are delivered through the tax system, and the costs of those items are set out here >>

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You can get back to the main page that summarises all government spending here >> 

Sources:

ACC: http://treasury.govt.nz/budget/2011/estimates/est11acc.pdf

Community and Voluntary Sector: http://treasury.govt.nz/budget/2011/estimates/est11comvol.pdf 

Employment: http://treasury.govt.nz/budget/2011/estimates/est11empl.pdf

Social Development: http://treasury.govt.nz/budget/2011/estimates/est11socdev.pdf

Youth Development: http://treasury.govt.nz/budget/2011/estimates/est11youdev.pdf

Veteran's Affair's - Social Development: http://treasury.govt.nz/budget/2011/estimates/est11vetsoc.pdf

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