Budget 2015 - Social Welfare

Budget 2015 - Social Welfare

This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned social welfare spending for the 2015/16 budget year.

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

The numbers are drawn together from the Vote 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 2011/12 Actual 2012/13 Actual 2013/14 Actual 2014/15 Social Welfare: Budget 2015/16 %
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m      
0.000 0.468 0.000 0.000 Administration of Trials for MSD    
78.891 0.000 0.000 0.000 Case management and supporting services    
12.500 0.000 0.000 0.000 Community organisation grants scheme    
13.478 0.00 0.00 0.000 Compensation Entitlements - ACC    
0.303 0.00 0.00 0.000 Crown entity monitoring    
0.150 0.000 0.000 0.000 Disarmament education grants    
1,818.27 1,737.981 62.916 0.000 Domestic purposes benefit    
111.094 93.639 43.900 0.000 Employment assistance    
16.136 14.268 15.262 0.000 Employment related training assistance    
0.000 0.000 6.450 0.000 Forecast, modelling, information monitoring & analysis    
0.000 0.000 0.850 0.000 Income related rent subsidy for community housing providers    
12.547 1.636 0.000 0.000 Independent youth benefit    
1,325.77 1328.821 52.355 0.000 Invalid's benefit    
8.474 0.00 0.00 0.000 Labour market analysis and knowledge    
3.546 3.946 3.546 0.000 Mainstream supported employment program    
15.292 0.000 0.000 0.000 Other    
5.411 0.00 0.00 0.000 Policy, research and evaluation    
0.000 0.000 144.667 0.000 Provision of housing & related services for tenants paying income related rent    
0.154 0.00 0.00 0.000 Regulatory services - ACC    
0.305 0.00 0.00 0.000 Support for grant funding bodies    
0.402 0.00 0.00 0.000 Support for volunteering    
773.846 782.435 29.209 0.000 Sickness benefit    
0.000 0.000 9.545 0.000 Social housing services    
37.261 33.852 0.000 0.000 Social policy advice    
0.000 18.140 18.237 0.000 Support for disengaged young people    
0.000 7.681 14.964 0.000 Support for youth and young parent recipients    
425.794 452.270 226.604 0.000 Tailored Sets of Services to Help People into Work or Achieve Independence    
22.233 20.362 25.600 0.000 Transition to work    
887.653 805.759 28.546 0.000 Unemployment benefit and emergency benefit    
88.285 89.634 0.000 0.000 Vocational services for people with disabilities    
54.515 54.635 23.392 0.000 Vocational skills training    
75.923 71.188 2.223 0.000 Widow's Benefit    
12.657 0.000 0.000 0.000 Youth transition services    
0.200 0.000 0.000 0.000 Youth workers training scheme    
1.450 1.450 0.950 0.950 Assistance to disadvantaged persons    
0.260 0.269 0.329 0.269 Other Advice    
1.421 1.407 1.403 1.400 Management of SuperGold card    
2.382 2.382 2.382 2.382 Strengthening providers and communities    
0.000 0.000 1.382 2.867 New approaches to social sector change    
5.655 5.274 5.251 5.229 Administration of Community Services Card    
16.829 15.079 14.047 7.477 Connected Communities    
8.127 8.227 8.329 7.660 Development and funding of community services    
4.400 4.045 4.040 4.035 Prevention Services    
14.835 14.084 13.711 13.943 Collection of balances owed by former clients and non-beneficiaries    
0.000 0.000 0.000 15.262 Improving work readiness - assistance    
0.000 0.000 1.000 25.483 Improving employment outcomes - assistance    
36.331 35.316 35.892 37.951 Services to protect the integrity of the benefit system    
33.475 35.746 35.892 37.951 Family and community services    
0.000 0.000 88.902 73.282 Participation & inclusion for disabled persons    
0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Transitional Services 0.065 0.0
0.450 0.443 0.000 0.438 Processing and payment of veterans' pensions 0.438 0.0
0.705 0.705 0.705 0.705 Family Start/NGO awards 0.705 0.0
0.000 0.889 0.889 0.889 Youth development partnership fund 0.889 0.0
        Senior Citizen Services 1.010 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 1.000 Housing support package 1.800 0.0
2.157 2.157 2.157 2.157 Children's Commissioner 2.157 0.0
        Short-term housing in Canterbury 2.738 0.0
0.400 2.651 3.855 2.755 Property Management Centre of Expertise 2.755 0.0
0.000 2.974 2.953 2.932 Youth development 2.932 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 2.475 Extraordinary care fund 3.108 0.00
3.512 3.340 3.337 3.512 Student placement services 3.512 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 4.737 Work assistance 3.636 0.0
        Admin for Trialing New Approaches to Social Sector Change 4.120 0.0
0.000 1.792 4.835 5.310 Trialing New Approaches to Social Sector Change 4.917 0.0
0.000 5.554 5.554 5.554 Planning, Correspondence & Monitoring 5.554 0.0
1.250 2.210 5.785 7.085 Promoting positive outcomes for disabled people 5.745 0.0
        Management of service card 6.629 0.0
7.222 7.142 6.814 7.088 Adoption services 7.177 0.0
8.678 8.678 8.562 8.428 Education and prevention services 8.427 0.0
6.851 6.246 5.244 5.744 Services for young people 8.594 0.0
8.124 7.124 10.305 9.869 Families Commission 10.135 0.0
0.000 0.000 0.000 11.420 Data, Analytics and Evidence 11.420 0.0
13.233 12.441 12.349 12.549 Special circumstance assistance 12.119 0.1
0.000 2.535 5.690 16.350 Children's Action Plan 13.394 0.1
16.367 16.489 16.237 15.502 Management of Student Loans 15.045 0.1
16.094 15.470 17.102 15.431 Management of student support 15.704 0.1
17.813 17.814 17.677 17.677 Counselling and rehabilitation services 18.773 0.1
30.762 24.218 21.467 20.145 Study scholarships and awards 18.910 0.1
19.153 16.953 19.603 16.903 Out of school care programs 19.045 0.1
0.260 0.269 18.389 18.277 Policy Advice 19.572 0.1
0.000 0.000 0.000 17.268 Services to support people to access accommodation 27.066 0.1
35.854 36.557 37.828 36.426 Income support and assistance to seniors 37.022 0.2
37.372 21.707 18.560 15.344 Benefits paid in Australia 39.788 0.2
0.000 30.916 39.005 38.858 Youth & Young Parent Payment 45.022 0.2
        Investing in Communities 46.231 0.2
        Investigation of Overpayments and fraud 49.510 0.2
0.000 0.000 9.724 51.867 Improving work readiness 70.433 0.3
653.18 80.087 83.983 84.302 Debt write-downs 71.804 0.3
        Community Participation Services 77.468 0.3
71.909 78.462 84.903 84.734 Family wellbeing services 84.734 0.4
70.639 57.439 68.962 80.190 MSD - CapEx 86.501 0.4
112.177 110.005 108.496 106.590 Strong Families & Connected Families 115.801 0.5
133.376 129.940 129.546 131.380 Youth justice services 132.641 0.5
111.499 114.536 121.193 128.398 Orphan's/unsupported child's benefit 136.725 0.6
148.043 146.301 143.366 145.413 Recoverable assistance 143.162 0.6
189.114 185.724 185.402 182.784 Childcare Assistance 192.883 0.8
176.483 171.319 0.000 156.403 Veterans' pension 193.440 0.8
0.000 0.000 123.049 239.571 Improving employment outcomes 269.382 1.1
266.432 273.376 269.410 260.806 Hardship Assistance 277.172 1.1
0.000 0.000 146.291 306.818 Adminstering income support 340.176 1.4
402.592 384.647 378.569 373.460 Disability Assistance 378.919 1.6
334.247 345.765 349.306 362.315 Care and Protection Services 391.831 1.6
649.278 592.027 541.791 531.011 Student allowances 529.230 2.2
0.000 0.000 0.000 718.428 Part payment of rent to social housing providers 774.141 3.2
1,202.76 1,178.202 1,149.002 1,140.782 Accommodation assistance 1,136.682 4.7
0.000 0.000 1224.578 1,243.285 Sole Parent Support 1,186.770 4.9
0.000 0.000 1422.187 1,517.852 Supported Living Payment 1,519.494 6.3
0.000 0.000 1,693.031 1,647.600 Jobseeker Support and Emergency Benefit 1,615.545 6.7
1,607.44 1,553.100 1,641.145 1,684.384 Student loans 1,680.463 7.0
9,587.27 10,234.628 10,902.665 11,590.323 New Zealand Superannuation 12,256.492 50.8
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$21,742.4 $21,522.4 $21,987.5 $23,325.3 Totals: $24,138.091 100%

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.budget.govt.nz/budget/2015/by/vote/index.htm

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