News

The Government has announced an $800 million support package for children in material hardship to help low-income families.

21 May 2015

Carers can apply for a grant from the Extraordinary Care Fund to help support a child in their care to reach their potential.

18 May 2015

Find out how Child Support has changed.

23 March 2015

The Government has approved a range of support measures for farmers following a decision to declare a medium level drought under the Ministry for Primary Industries' Primary Sector Recovery Policy. This includes Rural Assistance Payments available through Work and Income.

24 February 2015

From 1 April 2015, some payment rates increase based on the updated Consumer Price Index of 0.51%.

23 February 2015

The Prime Minister has announced further measures to provide people in need with quality and affordable social housing.

28 January 2015

Your vehicle licencing fee (rego) is reducing in 2015.

27 January 2015

Find staff for your business with recruitment help from Work and Income

28 October 2014

From 13 October 2014 there are changes to our annual review processes.

13 October 2014

Visits to rural and satellite sites are suspended until further notice.

19 September 2014

Following the tragic events in Ashburton on Monday 1 September, we’re putting further security measures in place to reinforce that our staff and clients can feel safe at our offices. 

05 September 2014

Threats to staff or clients are completely unacceptable and we won’t tolerate them. Any threat will be treated as a serious threat.

03 September 2014

If you receive a benefit or pension, we need to know about any other income that you’re earning so that we can make sure we’re paying you the right amount.

21 July 2014

Law change makes both partners responsible.

11 July 2014

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD), including Work and Income, Senior Services, StudyLink and Youth Services, has negotiated with selected optometrists and opticians to supply glasses to people using hardship assistance to pay for them.

30 June 2014

The Government today confirmed that Christchurch residents who have received an Increased Flooding Vulnerability letter from the Earthquake Commission are eligible to apply for assistance under the Temporary Accommodation Assistance programme (TAA).

25 June 2014