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From: Andrew Crow

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

Today I am reading an article by privacy commissioner around Winston Peters and his overpayment of superannuation.

A quote from the article, “ ... that the MSD form completed by Mr Peters was ambiguous (the form has since been updated).“

I am surprised a form that has been in use for years and used by hundreds of people would have been ambiguous to a person as well educated as Mr Peters.

Under OIA I request:

1. A copy of the original form and the updated form.

2. Any Infomation around how long that ambiguous form was used.

3. Any Infomation around the number of people who had over payments due to that ambiguous form.

I acknowledge the workload the MSD and WINZ teams must be under, I am happy to receive the information when time permits outside the legal 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Crow

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Tēnā koe Andrew Crow,

 

Thank you for your email received 22 April 2020, under the Official
Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate
officials at National Office to respond. You may expect a decision
regarding your request to be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry is focussing its resources on supporting New Zealanders
through COVID-19 by administering welfare support during this
unprecedented time.  Resources within our business units, where
information for OIA requests is drawn from, is limited or unavailable. 
Staff have been redeployed to assist the frontline with the processing of
welfare payments and/or Ministry hardware (such as laptops) have been
reprioritised.  As such, there will be a delay in you receiving a response
from the Ministry.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

 

Ngā manaakitanga,

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

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Tçnâ koe Andrew Crow

 

Please find attached the Ministry’s response to your Official Information
Act request.

 

Nâ mâtou noa, nâ

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whânau.

 

 

 

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are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
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