Have there been changes to the DPB or is this just spin?
It was reported in the NZH that there will be welfare reforms.
In this article it claims that:
“They also involve tightening the requirement procedures for those who repeatedly receive hardship grants, and extend part-time work obligations to domestic purposes beneficiaries with children over six years old.”
Since when have there been part-time work obligations for DPB? Is there any substance to this?
I had a look at WINZ site and all I could find was:
You’ll need to take part in a planning process to help you set goals for your future, including:
- coming to planning meetings with us and
- preparing a personal development and employment plan that covers your goals for the future and the things you will do to reach those goals.
You’ll also need to show us that you are committed to reaching your goals.”
This is not really any limitation at all. If fact it simply means you can get free training while staying on the DPB as long as you like.