Assistance available from Work and Income

Assistance available from Work and Income falls into three key areas: employment and training assistance, health and disability services and financial assistance.

For information about the types of assistance available from Work and Income, read:

  • Health and disability related assistance

    For information about health and disability related assistance available from Work and Income, read:

    Examples of health and disability related assistance

    The table below indicates some of the health and disability related assistance that may be available to people in specific circumstances.

    If the person is... They may be able to get...

    Caring full-time for someone at home who:

    • would otherwise need hospital-level or residential care (or equivalent), and
    • is not their partner.
    • Supported Living Payment
    Not able to work because of an health condition, injury or disability
    • Supported Living Payment
    • Emergency Benefit
    A person with a disability from NZAF service or the surviving spouse of an ex-service person
    • War pensions
    Going to a hospital or rest home long term
    • Residential Care Subsidy
    • Special Disability Allowance
    Caring for a disabled child
    • Child Disability Allowance
    Where the person needs extra financial support with... They may be able to get...
    Health Costs
    for example:
    • prescriptions and doctors' visits
    • extra costs of having a disability
    • transport costs to doctor or hospital
    • ambulance fees
    • dentures, glasses or hearing aids
    • emergency dental and medical care
    • Caring for a special needs or disabled child
    • costs of having a multiple birth
    • Community Services Card
    • Disability Allowance
    • Child Disability Allowance
    • Home Help
    • Recoverable Assistance Payment
    • Special Needs Grant
    • Temporary Additional Support
    • Advance payment of benefit
    Funeral Costs
    for example:
    • funeral costs of your child, partner or parent
    • travel costs to attend the funeral of a family member
    • Funeral Grant
    • Advance payment of benefit
    • Recoverable Assistance Payment