Staff guidelines when adding children to a benefit.

L.K.Barber made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

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From: L.K.Barber

Dear Ministry of Social Development,
Could you please provide the guidelines used by staff when a client applies to add more children to a Widows benefit?
Could this request please be formally acknowledged?

Yours faithfully,


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Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe L.K. Barber,

Thank you for your email received 7 December 2015, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National office to respond. You may expect a response to be sent to you as soon as possible.

Please note that the period commencing 25 December 2015 and ending 4 January 2016 does not count as 'working days' as defined in section 2 of the Official Information Act 1982. Due to this holiday, your response would be due on 26 January 2016.
Nāku noa, na

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

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Dear L K Barber

Attached is the reply to your request for information of 6 December 2015.

Yours sincerely

[email address]

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