You can apply for most benefits or other payments online. You’ll be asked questions about your situation to work out the types of payments you might get.
You need to submit your online application by 5pm on Friday 7 April 2017
We’re upgrading our online services on the 8 and 9 April. Any in-progress applications may be lost or damaged so you might have to start again.
We recommend submitting your form before 5pm on Friday 7 April.
You can be granted financial assistance from the date you request it. If you can’t submit your form today contact us now if you haven’t already done so.
Note: The form is only counted as a request once it’s been submitted as we don’t receive any information until then.
Do you have a RealMe login?
You could have set one up when you:
- applied online for your passport
- were a previous Work and Income client
- applied for a Student Loan or Student Allowance.
Planning to return to study
If you're only on a study break and are planning to return to study, you need to: