While there are no plans to drug test people applying for the benefit at the moment, the idea has not been completed ruled out, says Prime Minister John Key.
The idea was raised by Finance Minister Bill English during a Federated Farmers conference on Thursday and the issue has also been debated about in parliament.
The Government has already announced it will drug test those who are on the jobseeker benefit.
As for the matter of testing those on other benefits, “we will have to wait and see”, says John.
SunLive went out and asked the public what their thoughts on the issue were.
While some people questioned what should be done once people were tested, the majority of people agreed it was a good idea.