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New Zealand and South Korea now have a reciprocal Social Security Agreement in place. This is to help people aged 65 years or over get easier access to a pension, through time lived between both South Korea and New Zealand.

21 January 2022

We can help you get a My Vaccine Pass.

22 December 2021

There are two different payments for employers to help pay employees affected by COVID-19.

10 December 2021

Afghanistan evacuees qualify for some Work and Income benefits from 10 December 2021. Evacuees from Afghanistan can apply for benefits such as re-establishment grants and Emergency Benefit, and can apply for StudyLink payments for studying in 2022.

10 December 2021

From 9am Friday 10 December 2021 the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme will be paid as a weekly payment rather than a two-weekly payment. This is to recognise periods of self-isolation have changed.

9 December 2021

When you'll be paid and when we're open over Christmas and the New Year.

30 November 2021

An eighth payment of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 opens at 9am Friday 26 November and will be available until 11.59pm on 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.

26 November 2021

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

25 November 2021

Parliament has passed a bill that, over time, means people will have to have lived longer in New Zealand before they qualify for NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension.

16 November 2021

A seventh COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 payment opened at 9am on Friday 12 November, and will be available until 11.59pm on Thursday 25 November.

12 November 2021