New Employment Transition Grant
The New Employment Transition Grant is a payment which helps people who are no longer on a benefit and who can't work because of sickness or a breakdown in childcare arrangements.
Who can get it
You may get a New Employment Transition Grant if you have a dependent child or children and either:
- you can't work because you, your spouse or partner, or your dependent child is sick and you have no sick leave available
- there has been a breakdown in childcare arrangements and you have no paid leave available.
You can only get the grant if your spouse or partner can’t care for the child.
You must also:
- have stopped getting a benefit within the last six months
- be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
You should also normally live in New Zealand and intend to stay here.
This information is a guide only.
Contact us to talk about your individual circumstances.