Ben­e­fit back­pay

Waikato Times - - News -

Pro­cess­ing is­sues have meant about 1000 Ki­wis have been miss­ing out on their full en­ti­tle­ments un­der new ac­com­mo­da­tion sup­ple­ment rates. How­ever, the er­ror is ex­pected to be rec­ti­fied by the end of the week and those af­fected will be re­paid. Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment client ser­vice sup­port group gen­eral man­ager Dwina Dick­in­son said the min­istry, through Work and In­come, pro­vided the sup­ple­ment to about 290,000 clients. Of these, about 135,000 saw an au­to­matic in­crease when changes to the weekly pay­ment took ef­fect from April 1. ‘‘We’re dou­ble-check­ing about 1000 records that didn’t process as ex­pected.’’

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