MSD extends contact centre hours due to Christchurch tragedy
The Ministry of Social Development has extended its
contact centre hours today from 8am to 8pm to provide
support for people dealing with the tragic events in
"We are working with people to see how we
can help with their immediate needs and with one off
payments such as food grants, medical fees and
prescriptions. We can also help with on-going needs. Please
contact us if you need help," says Liz Jones, Acting Deputy
Chief Executive, Service Delivery.
The MSD contact centre
phone number is 0800 559
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