Restarting your COVID-19 Income Relief Payment

Re-applications have now closed. The COVID-19 Income Relief Payment was paid for 12 weeks. People who didn't get the full 12 weeks payment because it stopped (eg, because they started work) were able to apply to reapply.

When you could restart your payment

You could restart your Income Relief Payment if:

  • you had not had your full 12 weeks of payments
  • you had work but this ended (and you didn't get dismissed (eg, for misconduct), or choose to leave)
  • your partner's wages or salary was less than $2,000 a week before tax
  • you were not getting income protection payments or Paid Parental Leave from Inland Revenue
  • you were not getting a redundancy payment of $30,000 or more before tax
  • you had not applied for, or received, the Small Business Cashflow Loan
  • the Income Relief Payment was still available (this payment stopped after 4 February 2021).