After a bereavement

If someone close to you has died we may be able to help you with immediate and ongoing expenses.

Help with funeral expenses

When someone close to you has died

If the person who died was getting NZ Super, Veteran's Pension or are over 65 and on a benefit.

Financial assistance

We may be able to help you with your living expenses.

Check what you might get

Find out what financial assistance may be available to you if you're struggling to support yourself or your family.

Or contact us, we can often help.

We can grant you the financial assistance you’re entitled to from the date you first contact us if you complete your application within 20 working days of that date.

Family members of war veterans

If the deceased was a war veteran you may be entitled to special pensions or benefits.

Websites that may help

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Contact us

Contact us if you would like to talk to someone about your situation or make an appointment to come and see us.