Designing for the Majority

Home Media release 9th October 2018 When we talk about paid work, we don’t concentrate on the few that rip off their boss or cheat on their taxes, as these are the minor few.  It is the same with beneficiaries or any group of people.  There will be a small percentage...

BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 5: Review Process

Media Release 5th July 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 5): Reviews Beneficiaries get a very raw deal from dispute resolution compared to accident compensation claimants, according to Christchurch’s Beneficiary Advisory Service (“BAS”) on their fifth segment...

Urgent Action Still Needed for Beneficiaries

Media Release 29th May 2018 Urgent Action Still Needed for Beneficiaries We are pleased to see the Government has established an expert advisory group for the welfare overhaul.  However, changes they suggest are not likely to be made for a year or so yet, which...

BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 4: Individuals

Media Release 16th May 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 4): Individual Benefit Entitlement This is our fourth segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits. In addition to raising benefit levels, we...

BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 3: Grant Levels

Media release 7th May 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 3): Grant Levels This is our third segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits.  This suggestion is about grant levels and that the guideline...

BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries part 2: Benefit Levels

Media release 23rd April 2018 BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 2): Benefit Levels This is our second segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits. Our main & most urgent suggestion for changes in...