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NZ Government to Increase Work Check-Ins for Beneficiaries in Welfare System Overhaul

NZ Government to Increase Work Check-Ins for Beneficiaries in Welfare System Overhaul

The New Zealand Government has announced plans to increase work check-ins for beneficiaries, with 2,500 additional job seekers each month undergoing

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The New Zealand Government has announced plans to increase work check-ins for beneficiaries, with 2,500 additional job seekers each month undergoing evaluations from June. This is part of a broader welfare system “reset” that includes stricter sanctions. Social Development Minister Louise Upston emphasized the need for enforcing existing obligations and sanctions more rigorously. The move aims to ensure job seekers are actively seeking employment and receiving appropriate support, with sanctions for non-compliance. This initiative reflects the Government’s commitment to a more accountable welfare system.

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