Contents

List of tables

Introduction to The Statistical Report

table DU.1:Key differences between the officially unemployed and recipients of an Unemployment Benefit

Overall trends in the use of financial assistance

table OT.1:Numbers receiving a main benefit or a supplementary benefit

table OT.2:Numbers receiving a pension or New Zealand Superannuation

table OT.3:Historical summary – numbers receiving financial assistance, 1940–2012

Main benefits

Payment rates

table MP.1:Weekly payment rates for main benefits

Trends in the use of main benefits

table MB.1:Numbers receiving a main benefit

table MB.2:Numbers cancelling a main benefit

table MB.3:Numbers granted a main benefit

table MB.4:Transfers within the benefit system by working-age clients

table MB.5:Types of main benefits received

table MB.6:Ages of clients receiving a main benefit

table MB.7:Types of main benefits granted

table MB.8:Types of main benefits cancelled

Dependent children

table DB.1:Ages of children dependent on recipients of a main benefit

Benefit recipients declaring other income

table OB.1:Levels of other income declared by recipients of a main benefit

Unemployment Benefits

table UB.1:Numbers receiving an Unemployment Benefit

table UB.2:Numbers granted an Unemployment Benefit

table UB.3:Numbers cancelling an Unemployment Benefit

table UB.4:Transfers from an Unemployment Benefit by working-age clients

table UB.5:Ages of clients receiving an Unemployment Benefit

table UB.6:Ages of clients granted an Unemployment Benefit

table UB.7:Ages of clients cancelling an Unemployment Benefit

Other unemployment-associated benefits

table OU.1:Numbers receiving an other unemployment-associated benefit

table OU.2:Numbers granted an other unemployment-associated benefit

table OU.3:Numbers cancelling an other unemployment-associated benefit

table OU.4:Types of other unemployment-associated benefits received

table OU.5:Types of other unemployment-associated benefits granted

table OU.6:Types of other unemployment-associated benefits cancelled

Domestic Purposes Benefits

table DP.1:Numbers receiving a Domestic Purposes Benefit

table DP.2:Numbers granted a Domestic Purposes Benefit

table DP.3:Numbers cancelling a Domestic Purposes Benefit

table DP.4:Types of Domestic Purposes Benefits received

table DP.5:Ages of youngest children of working-age recipients of a Domestic Purposes Benefit – Sole Parent or an Emergency Maintenance Allowance

table DP.6:Ages of youngest children of working-age clients granted a Domestic Purposes Benefit – Sole Parent or an Emergency Maintenance Allowance

Sickness Benefits

table SB.1:Numbers receiving a Sickness Benefit

table SB.2:Numbers granted a Sickness Benefit

table SB.3:Numbers cancelling a Sickness Benefit

table SB.4:Incapacities of working-age clients receiving a Sickness Benefit

table SB.5:Incapacities of working-age clients granted a Sickness Benefit

Invalid's Benefit

table IB.1:Numbers receiving an Invalid's Benefit

table IB.2:Numbers granted an Invalid's Benefit

table IB.3:Numbers cancelling an Invalid's Benefit

table IB.4:Incapacities of working-age clients receiving an Invalid's Benefit

Widow's Benefit

table WB.1:Numbers receiving a Widow's Benefit

table WB.2:Numbers granted a Widow's Benefit

table WB.3:Numbers cancelling a Widow's Benefit

Emergency Benefit

table EB.1:Numbers receiving an Emergency Benefit

table EB.2:Numbers granted an Emergency Benefit

table EB.3:Numbers cancelling an Emergency Benefit

table EB.4:Ages of working-age clients receiving an Emergency Benefit

table EB.5:Ages of working-age clients granted an Emergency Benefit

Supplementary benefits

Payment rates

table SP.1:Weekly payment rates for selected supplementary benefits

Accommodation Supplement

table AS.1:Numbers receiving an Accommodation Supplement

table AS.2:Numbers of Accommodation Supplements granted

table AS.3:Financial assistance paid to Accommodation Supplement recipients

table AS.4:Financial assistance paid to clients granted an Accommodation Supplement

Unsupported Child's Benefit and Orphan's Benefit

table UO.1:Numbers receiving an Unsupported Child's Benefit or an Orphan's Benefit

table UO.2:Numbers granted an Unsupported Child's Benefit or an Orphan's Benefit

table UO.3:Financial assistance paid to clients receiving an Unsupported Child's Benefit or an Orphan's Benefit

table UO.4:Ages of youngest dependent children with caregivers granted an Unsupported Child's Benefit or an Orphan's Benefit

table UO.5:Ages of children assisted by an Unsupported Child's Benefit or an Orphan's Benefit

Childcare assistance

table CC.1:Numbers of children assisted by a Childcare Subsidy

table CC.2:Numbers of children granted a Childcare Subsidy

table CC.3:Financial assistance paid to caregivers of children assisted by a Childcare Subsidy

table CC.4:Reasons for granting a Childcare Subsidy

table CC.5:Numbers of children assisted by an OSCAR Subsidy

table CC.6:Numbers of children granted an OSCAR Subsidy

table CC.7:Financial assistance paid to caregivers of children assisted by an OSCAR Subsidy

table CC.8:Reasons for granting an OSCAR Subsidy

Disability Allowance

table DA.1:Numbers of people assisted by a Disability Allowance

table DA.2:Numbers of Disability Allowances granted

table DA.3:Financial assistance paid to clients assisted by a Disability Allowance, or to their caregivers

table DA.4:Financial assistance paid to clients covered by a Disability Allowance granted, or paid to their caregivers

Child Disability Allowance

table CD.1:Numbers of children assisted by a Child Disability Allowance

table CD.2:Numbers of Child Disability Allowances granted

table CD.3:Financial assistance paid to caregivers of children assisted by a Child Disability Allowance

table CD.4:Financial assistance paid to caregivers of children for whom a Child Disability Allowance was granted

Training Incentive Allowance

table TI.1:Main benefits received by clients granted a Training Incentive Allowance

Temporary Additional Support and Special Benefit

table TS.1:Numbers receiving Temporary Additional Support or a Special Benefit

table TS.2:Numbers granted Temporary Additional Support or a Special Benefit

table TS.3:Financial assistance paid to clients receiving Temporary Additional Support or a Special Benefit

table TS.4:Financial assistance paid to clients granted Temporary Additional Support or a Special Benefit

Residential Care Subsidy and Residential Support Subsidy

table RS.1:Ages of MSD clients receiving a Residential Care Subsidy

table RS.2:Ages of MSD clients found to be financially eligible for a Residential Care Subsidy

table RS.3:Numbers of MSD clients receiving a Residential Support Subsidy

table RS.4:Numbers of MSD clients taking up a Residential Support Subsidy

table RS.5:Financial assistance paid to MSD clients receiving a Residential Support Subsidy

table RS.6:Financial assistance paid to MSD clients taking up a Residential Support Subsidy

Hardship assistance

table HA.1:Income limits, cash asset limits and maximum payments for Recoverable Assistance Payments

table HA.2:Maximum Recoverable Assistance Payments for specific purposes

table HA.3:Types of lump-sum hardship assistance payments made

table HA.4:Financial assistance paid to clients receiving a Special Needs Grant or benefit advance

table HA.5:Purposes of Special Needs Grants and benefit advances

Employment services

Transition to Work assistance

table TW.1:Income and asset limits for Transition to Work Grants

table TW.2:Maximum rates of Seasonal Work Assistance payable

table TW.3:Types of expenditure met by Transition to Work Grants, Work Start Grants and Pathways Payments provided

table TW.4:Numbers of New Employment Transition Grants provided

table TW.5:Numbers of Seasonal Work Assistance payments provided

Course Participation Assistance

table CP.1:Income and asset limits for Course Participation Assistance

table CP.2:Maximum payments of Course Participation Assistance

table CP.3:Financial assistance paid to clients receiving a payment of Course Participation Assistance

table CP.4:Reasons for payments of Course Participation Assistance

Superannuation and pensions

New Zealand Superannuation

table NZ.1:Weekly payment rates for New Zealand Superannuation

table NZ.2:Ages of clients receiving New Zealand Superannuation

table NZ.3:Periods since clients granted New Zealand Superannuation last received financial assistance

Veteran's Pension

table VP.1:Weekly payment rates for Veteran's Pension

table VP.2:Ages of clients receiving a Veteran's Pension

table VP.3:Periods since clients granted a Veteran's Pension last received financial assistance

Services to students

Student Allowance

table SA.1:Maximum payment rates for Student Allowance

table SA.2:Types of Student Allowance received

Student Loan

table SL.1:Maximum amounts available for a Student Loan, by component

table SL.2:Numbers of students receiving a Student Loan, by amount

table SL.3:Types of Student Allowance received by students with a Student Loan

table SL.4:Types of institutions attended by students with a Student Loan

table SL.5:Numbers of students accessing each Student Loan component

Student Allowance Transfer Grant

table TG.1:Asset and income limits for Student Allowance Transfer Grant

table TG.2:Numbers of clients paid a Student Allowance Transfer Grant

Other services

Community Services Card

table CS.1:Categories of clients holding a Community Services Card

SuperGold Card

table SG.1:Categories of current SuperGold Card holders

Integrity Services

table IS.1:Fraud and abuse investigations and reviews completed, and overpayments identified

table IS.2:Fraud prosecutions completed

table IS.3:Data-matching cases completed, and overpayments identified

table IS.4:Recoverable assistance loans established and recovered

table IS.5:Overpayments established and recovered

table IS.6:Other balances owed and recovered

table IS.7:Numbers of clients with balances owed, by category