3k to Christchurch - Questions and answers
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What is the $3k to Christchurch initiative?
Up to 1,000 Work and Income clients who are currently living outside of the Christchurch area* may be able to get a one-off incentive payment of $3,000 to relocate to the area to take up full-time work.
This offer is open to beneficiaries of all ages, but there is a focus on young people aged 18-24 years, as the rebuild provides the opportunity for them to gain employment skills.
The payment is available to beneficiaries who have a confirmed full-time job offer in the Christchurch area, and who are ready and willing to move there.
The job needs to be for at least 30 hours a week and be for longer than 91 days.
* Christchurch area refers to the areas covered by the Ashburton, Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils and the Christchurch City Council.