How it works

We allow you to make payments to the Ministry of Social Development, in New Zealand, in just three easy steps. To lighten the load we will never charge you a fee.

1

Create your payment instruction

To make a payment we will simply need your SWN (Social Welfare / Client Number), This is your personal 9 digit number.

2

Transfer funds to OrbitRemit

Next you need to transfer the payment total to our local OrbitRemit bank account where you are. Your local bank won't charge you, as this is only a domestic transfer.

3

Payment made to Ministry of Social Development

Once we receive your local deposit into our account we will make the necessary payment, on your behalf, to Work and Income New Zealand. The funds will generally be credited the same working day after we have received your cleared funds.

Send money from overseas to the Ministry of Social Development online step one
Send money from overseas to the Ministry of Social Development online step two
Send money from overseas to the Ministry of Social Development online step three

Why OrbitRemit

Where banks and other services charge fees for your payments to Work and Income, OrbitRemit helps you save money on transfer so you can put more of your valuable funds towards your repayments. It's also fast, efficient and easy to use – you can send payments from the convenience of your own home, even from your smartphone!

Payments are Free

Payments to the Ministry of Social Development are free, all of the time. We will never charge you a fee to make a payment, regardless of the amount you are sending.

Simple Interface

Whether using a desktop, tablet or mobile, our simple process allows you to make payments quickly and easily. Within your OrbitRemit profile you are able to see all details of historical payments and keep up to date with any payments being processed.

Excellent Exchange Rates

One of the most important aspects of any money transfer is the rate you receive. It all comes down to dollars and cents and OrbitRemit can save you money on your payment to the Ministry of Social Development. We offer excellent rates, more cost effective than paying from your bank or using a credit card.

Same Day Settlement

We are conscious of the need to deliver your payments quickly. Payments to the Ministry of Social Development will be completed the same working day that we acknowledge receipt of your payment.

How does OrbitRemit Compare?

We can save you money on payments made to the Ministry of Social Development. Listed below are some of the benefits compared to more traditional payment methods.

OrbitRemit
  • Zero fees, at either end
  • Competitive exchange rates
  • Same day settlement once we receive your payment
  • Historical record of all payments
  • Recurring payments available
CreditCard
  • Your card provider will charge you an international foreign exchange fee
  • The value of the funds paid can be significantly reduced because of this fee
  • Lengthly processing times
Bank Transfer (TT)
  • You will be charged a TT fee in the country you are sending from
  • You will also be likely to pay an additional TT fee to the New Zealand bank
  • There will be significant foreign exchange costs
  • Lengthly processing times