COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension

A Wage Subsidy Extension payment was available from 10 June to 1 September 2020 to support employers, including self-employed people, who were still significantly impacted by COVID-19.

Information

You can no longer apply for the Wage Subsidy Extension.

You can still apply for the Leave Support Scheme if you have staff who can’t work because of COVID-19.

Check business.govt.nz/covid-19 to find out about other business supports available.

Employer search

To ensure payments are transparent and accountable to the public, you can search for companies that have received payments.

COVID-19 wage subsidies - Employer Search

The search will tell you:

  • the name of the company
  • the number of employees for whom payment has been made
  • the amount paid
  • the type of COVID-19 payment paid.