Benefit Claimants by 2017 Area Unit for March 2020 and June 2020

Adam Ward made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ministry of Social Development should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Adam Ward

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

Please could you provide a data set specifying the number of people claiming the following types of benefits by 2017 Area Unit Boundary:

- Job Seeker Support (JS Related)
- Sole Parent Support (SPS Related)
- Supported Living Payment (SLP Related)
- Other benefits

for the quarters ending March 2020 and June 2020. If it is not possible to provide the data for all of the quarters specified due to the MSD's rules with regards to the distribution of contemporaneous data, please simply provide all permissible data in this regard.

We understand that benefit claimant figures lower than 5 will be suppressed as per the criteria of section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act and stipulations of the Privacy Act 1993.

This request is essentially a follow on request to job number IMSD-5348. The data required is exactly the same as provided under this job number but for the quarters specified above. As per our previous arrangements we understand that a charge will be associated to the provision of the data. Please feel free to contact either myself or Dr Paul Bracewell ([email address]) if you require any further information about our request.

Since we request this data from you each quarter, we would like set up a meeting to discuss how we may obtain this data from you on an ongoing basis. This would negate the need to submit an OIA request each quarter.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Adam Ward

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Adam Ward,

 

Thank you for your email received 2 June 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.

 

Nā mātou noa, nā

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and
independent
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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development


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Tçnâ koe Dr Adam Ward

 

Please find attached the Ministry’s decision to extend the timeframe 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
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Dear Adam Ward

 

On 2 June 2020, you emailed the Ministry of Social Development (the
Ministry) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982, the
following information:

 

o A data set specifying the number of people claiming the following
types of benefits by 2017 Area Unit Boundary:

o Job Seeker Support (JS Related)
o Sole Parent Support (SPS Related)
o Supported Living Payment (SLP Related)
o Other benefits

o For the Quarters ending March 2020 and June 2020.

 

On 29 June 2020, the Ministry informed you that in order to incorporate
June 2020 quarterly data, an extension was required and that a response is
now due to you on or before 11 August 2020.

 

The Ministry has collated the necessary information and it is ready to be
released.

 

However, as noted on 29 June 2020, the Ministry is charging DotLovesData
for the collation of this information. You should have received an invoice
from the Ministry notifying you of the amount you owe.

 

The Ministry will release this information to you once there is
confirmation that you have paid the outstanding amount.

 

Additionally, the Ministry’s response will be sent directly to your work
email that the Ministry has been communicating with you on, not via the
FYI platform.

 

If you wish to discuss this response with us, please feel free to contact
[1][MSD request email].

 

If you are not satisfied with this response, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or 0800 802 602.

 

Thank you.

 

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 Whānau.

 

------------------------------- This email and any attachments may contain
information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
Development accepts no responsibility for changes made to this message or
attachments after transmission from the Ministry.
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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Dear Adam Ward

 

On 2 June 2020, you emailed the Ministry of Social Development (the
Ministry) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982, the
following information:

 

o A data set specifying the number of people claiming the following
types of benefits by 2017 Area Unit Boundary:

o Job Seeker Support (JS Related)
o Sole Parent Support (SPS Related)
o Supported Living Payment (SLP Related)
o Other benefits

o For the Quarters ending March 2020 and June 2020.

 

On 29 June 2020, the Ministry informed you that in order to incorporate
June 2020 quarterly data, an extension was required and that a response
was due to you on or before 11 August 2020.

 

On 6 August 2020, the Ministry informed you that the information you
requested was ready to be released, however, DotLovesData had not paid the
outstanding amount of $380.01 for the collation of the information.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in full. However, because
the Ministry has not received the payment noted above, the decision to
release this information is being notified in order to provide
DotLovesData with more time to pay the outstanding amount. The Ministry
will store this request for two months, until 11 October 2020. If the
outstanding payment has not been paid by that time, the Ministry will
close this request.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[1][MSD request email]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

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 Whānau.

 

------------------------------- This email and any attachments may contain
information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
Development accepts no responsibility for changes made to this message or
attachments after transmission from the Ministry.
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