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
Food, school costs, power, accommodation or other living expenses you need help with
You’ve had a relationship break-up, family breakdown or violent relationship end
Health and Disability
Counselling, prescription and GP costs, medical alarms and other costs we can help with
Travelling overseas, how to apply, payment rates and dates, overseas pensions, income and other info for Seniors
Caring for someone else’s child or someone with a health condition, injury or disability
Urgent or unexpected costs
Dental, glasses, car repairs, fridge, washing machine, funeral or other urgent costs you need help with
Childcare, school uniforms, stationery, having a baby and other costs if you have children
Fixing issues with Accommodation Supplement, Special Benefit and other payments we’ve made
16-19 year olds
Education, training, work and benefit help for 16-19 year olds
Benefits and forms
A-Z list of benefits, forms, benefit rates
Find out what services we can offer to help you find work and when you start a new job.
Looking for work
We have jobs available now in various industries and you can search on our job websites.
Help with your job search
From advice on making a plan, to tips on where to look and following up leads.
Training and experience
Our programmes can help you get ready for work with training and work experience.
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.
Start your own business
We can help you get your business up and running.
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.
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, wages deduction calculator and tables
Change in your childcare situation, continue childcare payments, cohort entry schools and other childcare information
Re-apply for Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support, Temporary Additional Support and more
Check or stop your payments, payment cards and other information
Check your debt, repayments and other debt information
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.
Find out how we can help if you’re moving house.
Health and wellbeing support for work
Health and wellbeing support is available to help you with work, training or study.
You can get help to:
- improve your health and wellbeing
- increase your skills, confidence and independence
- get ready for work and find a secure job that suits you
- maintain your wellbeing outside of work.
All these services are free. Find out which of these services is right for you.
Te Heke Mai
An app and coaching service to help when you’re looking for work, or starting training or a new job. It’s open to anyone in New Zealand.
Puāwaitanga counselling services
A free, easy access counselling service to help with mental health and emotional wellbeing. It’s available by phone call or the Puāwaitanga app.
Puāwaitanga can help if you’re not in a good place right now, for example if you’re:
- feeling anxious
- lacking confidence
- experiencing low self-esteem
- having relationship issues
- lacking motivation.
It’s available to:
- anyone getting regular payments from Work and Income or StudyLink (eg a benefit, extra help, a pension, or Student Loan)
- Community Services Card holders
- anyone in emergency or public housing.
E Ara E
A counselling and mental health support to help young people in Auckland with work or study, run by Odyssey Auckland.
You can get this if you are:
- are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or another mental health condition, and you need support to manage this. You don’t need to be diagnosed with a mental health condition to join E Ara E
- are 18-24 years old
- are getting a benefit
- live in Auckland in either:
- New Lynn
- Mount Eden.
How to apply
Call E Ara E to book an appointment on 09 520 8562 or book an appointment using E Ara E’s online form.
A counselling and mental health support to help young people in Canterbury with work or study, run by Odyssey House.
You can get this if you:
- are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or another mental health condition, and you need support to manage this. You don’t need to be diagnosed with a mental health condition
- are 18-24 years old
- are getting a benefit
- live in Canterbury.
How to apply
You can book an appointment online through the Odyssey House website:
A virtual mentoring support service provided by Whakarongorau Aotearoa. It connects you to a dedicated mentor you can chat regularly with by phone or video call for up to 12 months.
You can join if you’re:
- in Mana in Mahi, or
- 18-24 years old and getting a main benefit or have recently stopped your benefit to start work or study.