Help for you and your whānau during COVID-19

Find out about the types of support we have available for you, and links to information in a range of languages.

Ways we can help you

If you’ve lost your job or can’t work at the moment you may be able to get a benefit, some other financial help, or support to find work. We may be able to help even if you’re working.

We may be able to help with:

  • food costs
  • accommodation costs
  • power, gas, heating or water bills
  • medical and dental costs

Find out more about how we can help you with urgent or unexpected costs.

Government COVID-19 guidance in other languages

Find information about everyday activities at home and in the community during COVID-19 on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Essential costs information in your language

Other support available

Struggling Financially

You can contact MoneyTalks, a free financial helpline – it’s advice and support from trained financial mentors.

The helpline can also connect you with free, confidential services in your own community to help you get things under control.

MoneyTalks is available Monday – Friday: 8am to 8pm and Saturday: 10am to 2pm.

Find out about the full range of support we offer in our Benefits and Payments section.