The Māori Party are pushing for an increase in benefit rates, particularly for the most vulnerable such as parents with children.
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The National Party are keen to allow iwi to administer youth benefits which has Social Development Minister Paula Bennett saying it could roll out as soon as mid next year.
Yesterday the amendment bill that changes the Social Security Act passed its 3rd reading, which punishes partners of those receiving benefits, which they are not entitled to if they are in a relationship.
The Social Security Amendment Act which covers off new welfare changes has passed its second reading in the house by just one vote.