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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

Wage Subsidy August 2021 #8 open

An eighth COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 is available between 9am Friday, 26 November and 11.59pm Thursday, 9 December. As New Zealand is moving to the traffic light system on 2 December, this is the last of the COVID-19 August 2021 payments.

Find out more about COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021

Supporting people isolating for COVID-19

A new COVID-19 Protection Framework Welfare Response was announced by Ministers today.

Find out more about support for people with COVID-19 isolating at home