Kia ora, welcome to Work and Income

We're here to help you financially if you're on a low income or not working, support you into work, and help you with housing.

Latest updates

More hardship support for New Zealanders

People who are struggling to meet essential costs such as rent, heating, and food may be eligible for hardship support from Work and Income. The new income limits will be in place from 1 November.

Find out more here

Inland Revenue system upgrades

Inland Revenue is updating their systems between 21 and 28 October. This may delay some COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, Leave Support Scheme and Short-Term Absence Payment applications, because we need to verify your information with Inland Revenue. You can still apply during this time. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.