Transition to Work Grant

Transition to Work Grant is a payment which helps people with the costs of moving into a job.

Examples of how this grant can help

Some of the costs the grant can help people with are:

  • job search costs
  • job interview costs such as clothing and travel
  • tools or clothing needed for work
  • relocation costs
  • living expenses until their first pay.

Who can get it

You may get a Transition to Work Grant if you are:

  • aged 16 years or over
  • looking for a job, moving into a job, or between jobs
  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Transition to Work must not be granted for employment, job seeking or job placement in a location other than New Zealand.

It also depends on:

  • how much you and your spouse or partner earn
  • any money or assets you and your spouse or partner have.

This information is a guide only. Contact us to talk about your individual circumstances.

How much you can get

This depends on your circumstances.

For more information

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How to apply

Contact us to talk about your circumstances and we’ll explain how to apply.  We’ll normally arrange a meeting with you and will tell you what you need to bring.