If you got a job while on the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment

The COVID-19 Income Relief Payment has now stopped. If you were getting the Income Relief Payment and you got a job, your Income Relief Payment would stop.

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The COVID-19 Income Relief Payment has now stopped. The final day of the Income Relief Payment was 4 February 2021.

If you got a job

You could not get Income Relief Payment if you were working, even if it was just part-time or temporary.

The Income Relief payment was stopped for the weeks you were working.

If your job ended - going back to Income Relief Payment

While the Income Relief Payment was available, you might have been able to go back onto the Income Relief payment if:

  • you had some of your 12 weeks' of Income Relief Payment remaining
  • you did not choose to leave the job and you weren't dismissed, eg. for misconduct
  • your partner’s wages and salary was less than $2,000 a week before tax
  • you were not getting income protection insurance payments or Paid Parental Leave from Inland Revenue
  • you were not getting a redundancy payment of $30,000 or more before tax
  • you had not applied for the Small Business Cashflow Loan.
  • the Income Relief Payment was still available (it stopped on 5 February).