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Looking for work
We have jobs available now in various industries and you can search on our job websites.
Help with your job search
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Training and experience
Our programmes can help you get ready for work with training and work experience.
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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.
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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.
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
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You’ve had a relationship break-up, family breakdown or violent relationship end
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Counselling, prescription and GP costs, medical alarms and other costs we can help with
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Moving to New Zealand
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Benefits and forms
A-Z list of benefits, forms, benefit rates
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 and income deduction tables
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Going on holiday or going to live overseas
Re-apply for Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support, Temporary Additional Support and more
Check or stop your payments, payment cards and other information
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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.
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Jobseeker Support - single with no children - deduction tables
Use this table to estimate how much will be deducted from your Jobseeker Support payment if you're single with no dependent children.
You can earn up to $160 a week (before tax) before it affects your payments.
Once you earn over $160 a week (before tax), your payment reduces by 70 cents for every extra $1 of income you earn. We calculate this by taking your total income, minus 160, then multiply by 0.7.
Any other payments you get, e.g. Accommodation Supplement, may also be affected.
If you earn over a certain amount, you won't qualify for Jobseeker Support. We call this the 'Gross weekly income cut-out point'.
Estimate your deduction
This table is just an estimate. The deduction could change depending on your individual circumstances.
|Gross Income (before tax)||Amount deducted from benefit payment (after tax)|
|$ 170||$ 7|
|$ 180||$ 14|
|$ 190||$ 21|
|$ 200||$ 28|
|$ 210||$ 35|
|$ 220||$ 42|
|$ 230||$ 49|
|$ 240||$ 56|
|$ 250||$ 63|
|$ 260||$ 70|
|$ 270||$ 77|
|$ 280||$ 84|
|$ 290||$ 91|
|$ 300||$ 98|
|$ 310||$ 105|
|$ 320||$ 112|
|$ 330||$ 119|
|$ 340||$ 126|
|$ 350||$ 133|
|$ 360||$ 140|
|$ 370||$ 147|
|$ 380||$ 154|
|$ 390||$ 161|
|$ 400||$ 168|
|$ 410||$ 175|
|$ 420||$ 182|
|$ 430||$ 189|
|$ 440||$ 196|
|$ 450||$ 203|
|$ 460||$ 210|
|$ 470||$ 217|
|$ 480||$ 224|
|$ 490||$ 231|
|$ 500||$ 238|
|$ 510||$ 245|
|$ 520||$ 252|
|$ 530||$ 259|
|$ 540||$ 266|
|$ 550||$ 273|
|$ 560||$ 280|
|$ 570||$ 287|
|$ 580||$ 294|
|$ 590||$ 301|
|$ 600||$ 308|
|$ 610||$ 315|
|$ 620||$ 322|
|$ 630||$ 329|
|$ 640||$ 336|
|$ 643||$ 338.10|