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Is the MSD Fraud a law enforcement agency unit? What happen if the MSD Fraud Investigation Team never take any action against a benefit fraud?

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

First of all, can the MSD Fraud Investigation Team be considered as a law enforcement agency? Is it obligated to enforce the law or policies against people who are dishonest in benefit applications?

There are some apparent benefit frauds happening around us that any average person would be able to notice they are benefit frauds.

Nevertheless, sometimes the MSD Fraud Investigation Team never takes any action after sufficient evidence has been submitted.

What can people do if the MSD fails to enforce the law, ignoring law breakers?

Yours faithfully,

Sophie

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From: OIA@justice.govt.nz
Ministry of Justice

Mōrena Sophie

Acknowledging receipt of your Official Information Act request of 10 June 2021, for information regarding MSF Fraud unit.

Your request has been passed onto the relevant business unit and you will receive a response as soon as practicable.

Ngā mihi

Official Correspondence
Office of the Chief Executive
Level 6 Justice Centre | Aitken Street
DX Box SX 10088 | Wellington

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Kia ora Sophie
 
Official information request
 
I refer to your official information request dated 10 June regarding
Ministry of Social Development enforcement unit.
 
We have transferred your request to the Ministry of Social Development.
The information to which your request is not held by us but is believed to
be more closely connected with the functions of the Ministry of Social
Development. In these circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the
OIA to transfer your request.
 
You will hear further from the Ministry of Social Development concerning
your request.
 
Ngā mihi

 
Official Correspondence
  Office of the Chief Executive
Level 6 Justice Centre | Aitken Street
DX Box SX 10088 | Wellington

 
 
 
 
Yours sincerely

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)

Tēnā koe Sophie,

 

Thank you for your request regarding MSD Fraud transferred from Ministry
of Justice on 16 June 2021, 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 information you have requested will likely contain Ministry employee
names and contact details. We need to consult relevant Ministry employees
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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). 

 

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
Ko ta mātou he whakamana tangata kia tū haumaru, kia tū kaha, kia tū
motuhake

 

 

 

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