If you need support to gain the required skills for a job, we may be able to help.

If you need support to start up your own business, we may be able to help with Flexi-wage for self-employment

Who can get it

You may be able to get Flexi-wage if either:

  • you've asked us for help with getting or keeping a job, or
  • you're on a main benefit or qualify for a main benefit, eg:
    • Jobseeker Support
    • Sole Parent Support
    • Supported Living Payment, or
  • you don't have the required skills for the job, and either:
    • an employer wants to hire you, or
    • you're already working and your employer wants to move you into a role with more hours.

Your employer also needs to meet the Flexi-wage criteria for employers

The job must:

  • pay at least the minimum wage
  • have the minimum number of hours to meet your work obligations
  • be:
    • ongoing and continue after the subsidy has finished, or
    • a project in the community that will help you get into work once it's finished.

What you can get

We may be able to help you with things like training or mentoring to gain the required skills for your job.

We'll talk to your employer about what help you need and how we can help them pay for it.

How to apply

You need to call us on 0800 559 009

We'll talk with you about the job, your needs and what type of help we may be able to offer.