Privacy Statement


You may browse and access information contained within this guide without providing any information that could identify you.

The Ministry will only use information you provide in this guide for the purpose of helping you see whether you might be eligible for our services. An actual decision on eligibility can only be made once you complete an application form.

The Ministry doesn’t keep or save any of the information you provide in this guide, and it doesn’t link to any of our client files.

The Ministry uses non-personalised statistics about the use of our website to continually improve it and to improve our customer service. For example, we will get statistics about how many people use the guide, but will not be able to tell who used it.

You can ask to see any personal information that we hold about you. Also, if you think we hold incorrect personal information about you, you can ask us to correct it. To ask for access or correction, you can email us or write to us at:

The Chief Executive Ministry of Social Development PO Box 12-136 Wellington, New Zealand