Take a look at the range of benefits and payments we have available.
Redundancy, health condition or disability or another reason you can’t work
Food, school costs, power, accommodation or other living expenses you need help with
You’ve had a relationship break-up, family breakdown or violent relationship end
Health and Disability
Counselling, prescription and GP costs, medical alarms and other costs we can help with
Travelling overseas, how to apply, payment rates and dates, overseas pensions, income and other info for Seniors
Caring for someone else’s child or someone with a health condition, injury or disability
Urgent or unexpected costs
Dental, glasses, car repairs, fridge, washing machine, funeral or other urgent costs you need help with
Childcare, school uniforms, stationery, having a baby and other costs if you have children
Fixing issues with Accommodation Supplement, Special Benefit and other payments we’ve made
16-19 year olds
Education, training, work and benefit help for 16-19 year olds
Benefits and forms
A-Z list of benefits, forms, benefit rates
Find out what services we can offer to help you find work and when you start a new job.
Looking for work
We have jobs available now in various industries and you can search on our job websites.
Help with your job search
From advice on making a plan, to tips on where to look and following up leads.
Training and experience
Our programmes can help you get ready for work with training and work experience.
Apprenticeship Support Programme
Get help to retain and bring on new apprentices.
CVs and cover letters
We’ve got great templates and advice for writing your CV or cover letter, and filling out job applications.
Help with work costs
Get help to pay for the things you need to start work
Job support and advice
Get all the support and advice you need to stay in work.
Health and disability
If you want to work, we can support you to find the right job for you.
Start your own business
We can help you get your business up and running.
Get advice about how to prepare for and deliver a great interview.
Help for 16-19 year olds
We’ve got extra support for young people to get ready for work and find a job.
Check out what you need to do when you're getting a benefit or other payment from us.
Address, contact details, overseas travel, childcare, relationship or anything else that’s changed.
Declare income, wages deduction calculator and tables
Change in your childcare situation, continue childcare payments, cohort entry schools and other childcare information
Re-apply for Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support, Temporary Additional Support and more
Check or stop your payments, payment cards and other information
Check your debt, repayments and other debt information
Rights and responsibilities
Our commitment to you, obligations, complaints, benefit fraud and more
Find out how we can help you with housing.
Nowhere to stay
Get help if you have nowhere to stay right now.
Find a house
Find out where to look for private housing, or apply for public (social) housing.
Living in your home
Get help with accommodation costs, and advice on any housing issues and public housing tenancies.
Find out how we can help if you’re moving house.
Help for you and your whānau during COVID-19
Find out about the support you can apply for, in English and other languages. See where to find help near you and get advice about managing your money.
Help while you're self-isolating
If you and your whānau need extra support while you're self-isolating because of COVID-19, we may be able to help. Use our online forms to let us know how we can help you.
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. You may be able to get help even if you’re working and on a low income.
You may be able to get help with the costs of:
- power, gas, heating or water
- medical and dental care.
You can contact us at all traffic light settings and you get your regular payments as usual. At our service centres, we’re looking after the health and safety of our clients and each other.
Essential costs information in other languages
Te Reo Māori Kuki ‘Āirani / Cook Islands Māori
Vosa Vakaviti / Fijian
हमसे हिन्दी में बात करें। / Hindi
Te Reo Māori / Māori
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / Punjabi
Fäeag Rotųam / Rotuman
Gagana Samoa / Samoan
简体中文 / Simplified Chinese
Te Gagana Tokelau / Tokelauan
Lea Faka Tonga / Tongan
Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese
Find information in other languages about everyday activities at home and in the community.
Community advice and support
If you’re finding it hard to make ends meet, you can get help in your local area. You can also find advice and online tools to help you sort out your money.
Foodbanks, counselling and other help
Find the contact details of organisations that can help you wherever you live in New Zealand. The Family Services Directory has details of foodbanks and community services near you that can help with your needs.
Talk to trained financial mentors at MoneyTalks.
It’s free and confidential. MoneyTalks can put you in touch with free, confidential services in your own community to help you get things under control.
MoneyTalks is open:
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
- Saturday, 10am to 2pm.
Contact MoneyTalks by:
Freephone: 0800 345 123
Online chat and website: www.moneytalks.co.nz
Sorted has calculators, budget plans and other tools to help you understand and manage your money.