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.
Apprenticeship Support Programme
Get help to retain and bring on new apprentices.
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.
Studying while on a benefit
If you or your partner are receiving a benefit and decide to study, you need to talk to us about how it might affect your benefit and how it can help you towards your work goals.
If you're going to study, you need to let us know. Contact us on 0800 559 009.
You can choose to study at education providers all over the country, including Universities, Polytechnics and Wānanga.
You may not be able to study and get your benefit. It depends what benefit you're on.
To get Jobseeker Support you need to continue to meet your work obligations.
If you're going to study full-time, you can't get Jobseeker Support from the date your study starts because you won't be available and looking for full-time work.
If you're going to study part-time, you may still be able to get Jobseeker Support if you're available and looking for full-time work.
If you're not sure if your study will be part-time or full-time, check with your education provider.
If you can't get Jobseeker Support, you may be able to get help from StudyLink instead.
Sole Parent Support
Have dependent children aged under 3
You can study and get Sole Parent Support as long as:
- you can still meet your work obligations by preparing for work
- your study can help you to find work in the future.
Youngest child is aged between 3 and 13
If you're going to study, you can get Sole Parent Support if you're available, and looking, for part-time work (at least 20 hours a week).
You may not have to meet your work obligations while you study if you're either:
- part-way through a course of study when you're required to look for part-time work
- studying at Level 4 or above.
You’ll need to show that you’re passing at least half of your study.
Supported Living Payment
If you're going to study you can still get Supported Living Payment.
You may also be able to get a Student Loan from StudyLink to help pay for your course fees and any course-related costs.
Young Parent and Youth Parent Payments
You can study full-time while getting these payments.
You may be able to get help from StudyLink as well. Contact your Youth Service provider so they can help you to work out which type of support is best for you.
Talk to us to find out if any other support you get (eg. childcare, Accommodation Supplement, Disability Allowance, Temporary Additional Support) will change.
If you qualify for a Student Allowance and an Accommodation Benefit from StudyLink, you won't be able to get an Accommodation Supplement. You'll need to work out which type of support is best for you.
Temporary Additional Support
Generally, if you're single and studying full-time, you won't be able to get Temporary Additional Support.
If you have any redirections or deductions (eg, rent or court fines) and you get a Student Allowance or Student Loan from StudyLink, you'll have to arrange for these to be paid through your bank.
If you want more information call us to discuss your options.