Budget 2012- Social Welfare

Budget 2012- Social Welfare

This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned social welfare spending for the 2012/13 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 2008/09.

The numbers are drawn together from the Vote Social Development, Vote Veteran's Affairs - Social Development and Vote Senior Citizens.

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.  Included in the previous year's totals were ACC items which in the 2012/2013 budget are no longer included in the Social Welfare pool

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 2008/09 Actual 2009/10 Actual 2010/11 Actual 2011/12 Social Welfare: Budget 2012/13 %
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m      
0.000 0.000 260.600 0.000 Chch Quake Support 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Child disability allowance 0.000 0.0
674.176 692.729 0.000 0.000 Claim entitlements and services 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.505 0.000 0.000 Community Internship programme 0.000 0.0
7.845 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community labour market development assistance 0.000 0.0
11.768 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community partnership fund 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community services card 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community services card reimbursements 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community-based youth development 0.000 0.0
0.365 0.365 0.000 0.000 Contingency and innovations fund 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.151 0.000 0.000 Debt write-downs 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Interest concessions land and buildings 0.000 0.0
0.428 2.920 0.042 0.000 Job support scheme 0.000 0.0
0.172 0.543 0.543 0.000 Life skills and employment-related training 0.000 0.0
1.610 0.000 0.000 0.000 Medical treatment 0.000 0.0
0.000 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   0.0
280.603 269.891 0.000 0.000 Other compensation 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 18.959   Other compensation - Treatment injuries for non-earners ACC    
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Policy advice and ministerial servicing 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Policy and purchase advice 0.000 0.0
0.459 0.000 0.000 0.000 Processing and payment of pensions 0.000 0.0
2.736 3.627 0.807 0.000 Redundancy assistance 0.000 0.0
5.682 5.682 5.782 0.000 Retirement Commissioner 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Scholarship and NQF/NCEA awards 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Social development leadership 0.000 0.0
0.018 0.026 0.000 0.000 Special annuities 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Special benefit 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 137.013 0.000 Special compensation for GST increase 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Special needs grants 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.050 0.000 Special Payment for October 1 Tax Rise 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Special transfer allowance 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Step Up scholarships 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Suspensory loan abatement 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 TeachNZ scholarships 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Temporary additional support 0.000 0.0
3.650 0.000 0.000 0.000 Transitional assistance 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Transitional supplement 0.000 0.0
0 0 212.069 0.000 Treating injuries for non-earners - ACC 0.000 0.0
16.973 0.000 0.000 0.000 War disablement pensions 0.000 0.0
0.0000 0.000 0.200 0.400 Property Management Centre of Expertise 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.150 0.150 Disarmament education grants 0.000 0.0
0.110 0.160 0.164 0.154 Regulatory services - ACC 0.000 0.0
0.194 0.200 0.200 0.200 Youth workers training scheme 0.000 0.0
0.268 0.337 0.337 0.303 Crown entity monitoring 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.305 Support for grant funding bodies 0.000 0.0
0.421 0.000 0.331 0.000 Community internship programme 0.000 0.0
0.402 0.402 0.402 0.402 Support for volunteering 0.000 0.0
             
      15.292 Other 0.000 0.0
      0.260 Other Advice 0.269 0.0
      0.260 Policy Advice 0.269 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.156 0.000 Administration of Trials for MSD 0.283 0.0
0.318 0.450 0.450 0.450 Processing and payment of veterans' pensions 0.443 0.0
0.559 0.705 0.705 0.705 Family Start/NGO awards 0.705 0.0
0.884 0.889 0.889 0.000 Youth development partnership fund 0.889 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.367 0.000 Trialing New Approaches to Social Sector Change 1.224 0.0
1.749 1.421 1.421 1.421 Management of SuperGold card 1.407 0.0
0.879 0.950 1.450 1.450 Assistance to disadvantaged persons 1.450 0.0
1.757 2.157 2.157 2.157 Children's Commissioner 2.157 0.0
0.000 0.000 1.250 1.250 Promoting positive outcomes for disabled people 2.160 0.0
1.687 1.674 1.834 0.000 Policy advice - community 0.000 0.0
4.993 5.885 3.162 2.382 Strengthening providers and communities 2.382 0.0
2.449 3.323 4.694   Policy and monitoring - ACC    
0.000 0.000 2.782 0.000 Digital literacy and connection 0.000 0.0
3.511 4.297 3.612 3.512 Student placement services 3.512 0.0
2.499 4.159 3.472 3.546 Mainstream supported employment program 3.546 0.0
14.438 14.929 13.701   Administration of grants    
2.560 2.560 2.560   Community development scheme    
3.334 4.381 4.023 4.400 Prevention services 4.045 0.0
5.932 5.066 5.066   Charities - administration    
      12.547 Youth independent benefit 1.632 0.0
5.026 5.548 5.348 0.000 Youth development 2.974 0.0
7.190 5.841 5.589 5.411 Policy, research and evaluation    
5.510 5.702 5.682 5.655 Administration of Community Services Card 5.274 0.0
5.123 5.320 5.935   Community advisory services    
        Planning, correspondence & monitoring 5.554 0.0
8.495 8.146 7.885 6.851 Services for young people 5.554 0.0
8.170 7.770 7.947 8.124 Families Commission 7.124 0.0
7.567 8.370 8.311 8.127 Development and funding of community services 8.227 0.0
10.380 8.256 8.620 8.474 Labour market analysis and knowledge    
8.539 9.184 8.762 8.678 Education and prevention services 8.706 0.0
7.239 8.808 7.778 7.222 Adoption services 7.142 0.0
13.967 13.873 14.000 12.500 Community organisation grants scheme    
0.000 0.000 0.000 12.657 Youth transition services 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 35.771 13.478 Compensation Entitlements - ACC    
        Support for youth and young parent recipients 12.742 0.1
14.103 14.282 33.773 13.233 Special circumstance assistance 13.339 0.1
15.903 19.385 16.232 12.547 Independent youth benefit 1.632 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 16.367 Management of Student Loans 15.593 0.1
16.342 16.682 14.932 14.835 Collection of balances owed by former clients and non-beneficiaries 14.084 0.1
29.702 23.467 19.797 16.136 Employment related training assistance 14.268 0.1
4.383 4.109 4.753 16.829 Connected communities 15.079 0.1
18.519 18.748 18.255 19.153 Out of school care programs 18.853 0.1
17.018 17.739 17.859 17.813 Counselling and rehabilitation services 17.829 0.1
35.400 32.400 32.922 16.094 Management of student support 15.998 0.1
        Support for disengaged young people 19.420 0.1
16.782 22.754 22.575 22.233 Transition to work 21.921 0.1
41.690 44.645 39.241 30.762 Study scholarships and awards 28.137 0.1
31.568 31.318 32.036 33.475 Family and community services 35.546 0.2
38.832 35.453 36.761 36.331 Services to protect the integrity of the benefit system 35.316 0.2
34.952 34.439 38.473 35.854 Income support and assistance to seniors 34.960 0.2
50.278 45.041 39.547 37.372 Benefits paid in Australia 21.986 0.1
45.611 44.224 42.474 37.261 Social policy advice    
        Social policy advice (Research) 30.550 0.1
        Youth & Young Parent Payment 38.272 0.2
89.153 86.024 69.040 54.515 Vocational skills training 54.635 0.3
71.683 117.573 61.439 70.639 MSD - CapEx 72.439 0.3
51.429 69.573 71.017 71.909 Family wellbeing services 78.476 0.4
69.601 72.655 74.094 75.923 Widow's Benefit 74.736 0.3
55.214 59.187 64.783 78.891 Case management and supporting services    
87.956 88.240 86.608 88.285 Vocational services for people with disabilities 89.042 0.4
87.526 100.988 107.528 111.499 Orphan's/unsupported child's benefit 114.879 0.5
89.940 101.976 134.455 112.177 Strong Families 104.874 0.5
63.441 113.461 121.396 111.094 Employment assistance 93.468 0.4
100.765 119.634 134.149 133.376 Youth justice services 132.440 0.6
156.902 177.424 164.757 148.043 Recoverable assistance 147.985 0.7
175.861 179.339 178.191 176.483 Veterans' pension 171.709 0.8
159.077 178.271 189.696 189.114 Childcare assistance 191.081 0.9
223.465 241.103 265.847   Public Health Acute Services    
227.322 272.963 277.637 266.432 Hardship Assistance 282.877 1.3
312.435 317.782 325.744 334.247 Care and Protection Services 345.765 1.6
415.797 440.004 445.225 425.794 Tailored Sets of Services to Help People into Work or Achieve Independence 421.057 1.9
389.886 411.711 410.370 402.592 Disability Assistance 365.589 1.7
553.930 821.835 764.074 653.180 Debt write-downs 54.748 0.3
0.000 0.000 624.392   Rehabilitation Entitlements and Services    
444.268 589.311 625.751 649.278 Student allowances 601.582 2.8
613.471 713.516 742.413 773.846 Sickness benefit 781.488 3.6
585.867 938.662 958.776 887.653 Unemployment benefit and emergency benefit 880.592 4.0
989.385 1,157.683 1,202.441 1,202.759 Accommodation assistance 1,242.983 5.7
1,259.625 1,302.459 1,306.966 1,325.765 Invalid's benefit 1,320.559 6.1
1,350.257 1,543.251 1,579.480 1,607.443 Student loans 1,643.644 7.5
1,530.294 1,694.360 1,764.909 1,818.271 Domestic purposes benefit 1,819.655 8.3
7,744.149 8,287.230 8,833.186 9,587.267 New Zealand Superannuation 10,242.827 47.0
             
19,452.6 21,718.3 22,807.0 21,742.4 Totals: 21,811.0  

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

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

Sources:

Social Development: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2012/estimates/est12socdev.pdf

Senior Citizens: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2012/estimates/est12sencit.pdf

Veteran's Affair's - Social Development: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2012/estimates/est12vetsoc.pdf

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