After your COVID-19 Income Relief Payment ends

4 February 2021 is the final day of the Income Relief Payment programme. If you need more help now this has ended, you can see if you may qualify for a different payment.

Help to find a job

We can help you to find a job, even if you don't qualify for any payments from us.

Find out what you could qualify for

You can use our 'Check what you might get' guide to find out what other payments you may be able to get.

How to apply for a different payment

You can apply online through MyMSD. MyMSD is our online service where you can apply and manage your information online.

Never used MyMSD

If you've never used MyMSD before, you'll need to register first. Enter your client number and date of birth, and follow the instructions to register.

Once you're in MyMSD, select 'Apply' to go to the online form. Some of your information will be automatically pre-filled, based off information you've already told us.

Used MyMSD before

Log in and select 'Apply' to go to the online form. Some of your information will be automatically pre-filled, based off information you've already told us.

Can't use MyMSD

If you can't use MyMSD, call us on 0800 559 009. We'll talk with you about the best way for you to apply.

Can't apply online

If you can't apply online, call us on 0800 559 009. We'll talk with you about the best way for you to apply.

If you get NZ Super or Veteran's Pension

Your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension payments will automatically continue after your Income Relief Payment ends. You don't need to do anything.

If you're a student

If you or your partner are still getting Student Allowance or Student Loan Living Costs, these payments will automatically continue after your Income Relief Payment ends. You don't need to do anything.

If your or your partner's Student Allowance stopped while you got Income Relief Payment, call StudyLink on 0800 889 900 to restart it.