Beneficiaries all around Aotearoa are due to suffer, because the new benefit law has come into act for those people on benefits.

People who have been charged for offending will now have their benefit cancelled if they do not face up to their arrest warrants. Police can ask WINZ to cancel benefits of those types of beneficiaries.

In this district Whakatane Senior Sargeant Steve Collins said they are currently tracking four offenders to have the benefits cancelled.

Another aspect of the benefit is drug testing for people to see if they are drug free, if not they will have their benefits cancelled because companies no longer hire people who use drugs.

Ka raru nga tangata penihana huri noa i Aotearoa, ta te mea kua timata te ture hou o te penihana e pupuri ana i nga tangata kore mahi. Ko nga tangata kua hamene mo nga mahi hara ka tangohia a ratau penihana mena ka kore ratau e whakatika i era whakamana mauhere. Ka riro ma nga Pirihimana e inoi ki Te Hiranga Tangata kia purukati i nga penihana a era tangata. Hei tenei takiwa ki nga korero a Haihana Matua Steve Collins o Whakatane tokowha era tangata kei te whai i nga Pirihimana kia whakamutu i a ratau penihana. Tetahi atu wahanga o te penihana ko te whakamatautau i nga tangata mena he matu kei roto i o ratau toto, mena ae ka tangohia a ratau penihana na te kore nga umanga e ahei ki era tangata hei kaimahi ma ratau.