Budget 2013- Social Welfare

This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned social welfare spending for the 2013/14 budget year.

Actual spending for the previous four years is on the left.

The numbers are drawn together from the Vote Social 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.  Included in the previous year's totals were ACC and Senior Citizen items which in the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014  budgets 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 2009/10 Actual 2010/11 Actual 2011/12 Actual 2012/13 Social Welfare: Budget 2013/14 %
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m        
0.000 260.600 0.000 0.000 Chch Quake Support 0.000 0.0
692.729 0.000 0.000 0.000 Claim entitlements and services 0.000 0.0
0.505 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community Internship programme 0.000 0.0
0.365 0.000 0.000 0.000 Contingency and innovations fund 0.000 0.0
0.151 0.000 0.000 0.000 Debt write-downs 0.000 0.0
2.920 0.042 0.000 0.000 Job support scheme 0.000 0.0
0.543 0.543 0.000 0.000 Life skills and employment-related training 0.000 0.0
269.891 0.000 0.000 0.000 Other compensation 0.000 0.0
0.000 18.959     Other compensation - Treatment injuries for non-earners ACC    
3.627 0.807 0.000 0.000 Redundancy assistance 0.000 0.0
5.682 5.782 0.000 0.000 Retirement Commissioner 0.000 0.0
0.026 0.000 0.000 0.000 Special annuities 0.000 0.0
0.000 137.013 0.000 0.000 Special compensation for GST increase 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.050 0.000 0.000 Special Payment for October 1 Tax Rise 0.000 0.0
0 212.069 0.000   Treating injuries for non-earners - ACC    
0.000 0.200 0.400 2.651 Property Management Centre of Expertise 2.755 0.0
0.000 0.150 0.150 0.000 Disarmament education grants 0.000 0.0
0.160 0.164 0.154   Regulatory services - ACC    
0.200 0.200 0.200 0.000 Youth workers training scheme 0.000 0.0
0.337 0.337 0.303 0.000 Crown entity monitoring 0.000  
0.000 0.000 0.305 0.000 Support for grant funding bodies 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.331 0.000 0.000 Community internship programme 0.000 0.0
0.402 0.402 0.402 0.000 Support for volunteering 0.000 0.0
    15.292 0.000 Other 0.000 0.0
    0.260 0.269 Other Advice 0.269 0.0
    0.260 0.269 Policy Advice 0.269 0.0
0.000 0.156 0.000 0.468 Administration of Trials for MSD 2.832 0.0
0.450 0.450 0.450 0.443 Processing and payment of veterans' pensions 0.440 0.0
0.705 0.705 0.705 0.705 Family Start/NGO awards 0.705 0.0
0.889 0.889 0.000 0.889 Youth development partnership fund 0.889 0.0
0.000 0.367 0.000 1.792 Trialing New Approaches to Social Sector Change 3.385 0.0
1.421 1.421 1.421 1.407 Management of SuperGold card 1.403 0.0
0.950 1.450 1.450 1.450 Assistance to disadvantaged persons 0.950 0.0
2.157 2.157 2.157 2.157 Children's Commissioner 2.157 0.0
0.000 1.250 1.250 2.210 Promoting positive outcomes for disabled people 5.485 0.0
1.674 1.834 0.000   Policy advice - community    
5.885 3.162 2.382 2.382 Strengthening providers and communities 2.382 0.0
3.323 4.694     Policy and monitoring - ACC    
      2.535 Children's Action Plan 0.400 0.0
0.000 2.782 0.000 0.000 Digital literacy and connection 0.000 0.0
4.297 3.612 3.512 3.340 Student placement services 3.512 0.0
4.159 3.472 3.546 3.946 Mainstream supported employment program 3.546 0.0
14.929 13.701 0.000 0.000 Administration of grants 0.000 0.0
2.560 2.560 0.000 0.000 Community development scheme 0.000 0.0
4.381 4.023 4.400 4.045 Prevention services 4.040 0.0
5.066 5.066 0.000 0.000 Charities - administration 0.000 0.0
5.548 5.348 0.000 2.974 Youth development 2.953 0.0
5.841 5.589 5.411 0.000 Policy, research and evaluation 0.000 0.0
5.702 5.682 5.655 5.274 Administration of Community Services Card 5.251 0.0
5.320 5.935 0.000 0.000 Community advisory services 0.000 0.0
      5.554 Planning, correspondence & monitoring 5.554 0.0
8.146 7.885 6.851 6.246 Services for young people 5.244 0.0
7.770 7.947 8.124 7.124 Families Commission 7.124 0.0
8.370 8.311 8.127 8.227 Development and funding of community services 8.329 0.0
8.256 8.620 8.474 0.000 Labour market analysis and knowledge 0.000 0.0
9.184 8.762 8.678 8.678 Education and prevention services 8.562 0.0
8.808 7.778 7.222 7.142 Adoption services 7.114 0.0
13.873 14.000 12.500 0.000 Community organisation grants scheme 0.000  
0.000 0.000 12.657 0.000 Youth transition services 0.000  
0.000 35.771 13.478   Compensation Entitlements - ACC    
      7.681 Support for youth and young parent recipients 15.464 0.1
14.282 33.773 13.233 12.441 Special circumstance assistance 12.861 0.1
19.385 16.232 12.547 1.636 Independent youth benefit 0.000 0.0
0.000 0.000 16.367 16.489 Management of Student Loans 15.407 0.1
16.682 14.932 14.835 14.084 Collection of balances owed by former clients and non-beneficiaries 14.011 0.1
23.467 19.797 16.136 14.268 Employment related training assistance 15.262 0.1
4.109 4.753 16.829 15.079 Connected communities 13.097 0.1
18.748 18.255 19.153 16.953 Out of school care programs 18.803 0.1
17.739 17.859 17.813 17.814 Counselling and rehabilitation services 17.677 0.1
32.400 32.922 16.094 15.470 Management of student support 16.647 0.1
      18.140 Support for disengaged young people 18.707 0.1
22.754 22.575 22.233 20.362 Transition to work 23.100 0.1
44.645 39.241 30.762 24.218 Study scholarships and awards 21.467 0.1
31.318 32.036 33.475 35.746 Family and community services 35.692 0.2
35.453 36.761 36.331 35.316 Services to protect the integrity of the benefit system 35.139 0.2
  38.473 35.854 36.557 Income support and assistance to seniors 38.998 0.2
45.041 39.547 37.372 21.707 Benefits paid in Australia 18.669 0.1
44.224 42.474 37.261 33.852 Social policy advice 32.811 0.1
      30.916 Youth & Young Parent Payment 35.573 0.2
86.024 69.040 54.515 54.635 Vocational skills training 46.784 0.2
117.573 61.439 70.639 57.439 MSD - CapEx 62.996 0.3
69.573 71.017 71.909 78.462 Family wellbeing services 84.903 0.4
72.655 74.094 75.923 71.188 Widow's Benefit 5.996 0.0
59.187 64.783 78.891 0.000 Case management and supporting services 0.000 0.0
88.240 86.608 88.285 89.634 Vocational services for people with disabilities 89.042 0.4
100.988 107.528 111.499 114.536 Orphan's/unsupported child's benefit 117.743 0.5
101.976 134.455 112.177 110.005 Strong Families 106.246 0.5
113.461 121.396 111.094 93.639 Employment assistance 102.133 0.5
119.634 134.149 133.376 129.940 Youth justice services 131.896 0.6
177.424 164.757 148.043 146.301 Recoverable assistance 150.669 0.7
179.339 178.191 176.483 171.319 Veterans' pension 167.008 0.7
178.271 189.696 189.114 185.724 Childcare assistance 183.660 0.8
241.103 265.847 0.000 0.000 Public Health Acute Services 0.000 0.0
272.963 277.637 266.432 273.376 Hardship Assistance 272.503 1.2
317.782 325.744 334.247 345.765 Care and Protection Services 345.500 1.5
440.004 445.225 425.794 452.270 Tailored Sets of Services to Help People into Work or Achieve Independence 441.563 2.0
411.711 410.370 402.592 384.647 Disability Assistance 380.111 1.7
821.835 764.074 653.180 80.087 Debt write-downs 80.793 0.4
0.000 624.392 0.000 0.000 Rehabilitation Entitlements and Services 0.000 0.0
589.311 625.751 649.278 592.027 Student allowances 574.360 2.6
713.516 742.413 773.846 782.435 Sickness benefit 69.833 0.3
938.662 958.776 887.653 805.759 Unemployment benefit and emergency benefit 64.589 0.3
1,157.683 1,202.441 1,202.759 1,178.202 Accommodation assistance 1,191.296 5.3
        Sole Parent Support 1,287.824 5.7
        Supported Living Payment 1,391.858 6.2
1,302.459 1,306.966 1,325.765 1,328.821 Invalid's benefit 116.468 0.5
1,543.251 1,579.480 1,607.443 1,553.100 Student loans 1,631.661 7.3
1,694.360 1,764.909 1,818.271 1,737.981 Domestic purposes benefit 149.349 0.7
        Job Seeker Support & Emergency benefit 1,773.301 7.9
8,287.230 8,833.186 9,587.267 10,234.628 New Zealand Superannuation 10,894.365 48.6
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$21,683.7 $22,807.0 $21,868.9 $21,522.8 Totals: $22,399.4 100.0

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/2013/estimates/est13socdev.pdf

Veteran's Affair's - http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2013/estimates/est13vetsoc.pdf

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Cor, superannuation - 48.6%.
That's a big number that might just swamp my concerns about compulsory government run super schemes.  Unless kiwis are willing to cut their own super payments .. yeah right.