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Cost of TIA and Special Benefit in staff and department costs per annum

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From: Gregory Soar

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

Please advise how much it costs MSD per annum to manage all Temporary Additional Assistance and Special Benefit applications and renewals. Please include hours spent.

I do not want the cost of monies paid to recipients of those extra assistance schemes. I seek the cost of operating those schemes per annum please minus monies paid to recipients. That is, the staff and MSD cost to MSD.

Yours faithfully,

Gregory Soar

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tçnâ koe Gregory Soar,

Thank you for your email received 20 May 2021, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National Office to respond. You can expect a decision as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request was received.

The information you have requested will likely contain Ministry employee names and contact details. We need to consult relevant Ministry employees before deciding whether we can release this information to you, and this will take additional time and effort.

If you do not need the names of Ministry employees who are below tier 4 and/or who are not decision-makers, please advise us as soon as possible and we will treat your request as amended accordingly. 

In any event, the Ministry will make and communicate to you a decision on your request as soon as reasonably practicable, and within the statutory maximum time limits – including the extension of time limits (Section 15A of the Act). 

Nâ mâtou noa, nâ

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

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From: Gregory Soar

Dear OIA_Requests (MSD),

I am rather shocked you would even consider releasing names and contact details of staff.

I am NOT seeking nor do I wish any such personal identifications.

I am at a loss as to why that would be required to give me what I seek. That is, the total cost per annum and total man hours per annum regarding the requested information

I hope this clarifies the request.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Gregory Soar

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development


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Tçnâ koe Gregory Soar,

 

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

 

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We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
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