Benefits and payments homepage
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.
Job Connect on Facebook
Find out how we can help you get ready to work, find work, and support available while you're working.
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.
On a benefit homepage
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.
Going to Canada, Denmark, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, or the Netherlands
What happens to your benefit when you leave the country and go to Canada, Denmark, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, or the Netherlands.
Tell us you're leaving the country before you go.
- You may be able to take your benefits or payments with you.
- Your payments are calculated from the basic New Zealand rate of payment and depend on whether you are single or living with a partner.
- If you have a partner, they can be 'included' in your payments.
- Other conditions may apply, so please ask us before you leave.
- If you're moving to Canada, Denmark, the Republic of Ireland or the Netherlands, you can apply here or from overseas.
- If you are moving to Greece, Jersey or Guernsey and you are intending to apply for payment of Invalid's Benefit, you must do this before you leave New Zealand.
|What you get here (current categories)||What you get here (new categories)||What you might get there...|
|Invalid's Benefit, Widow's Benefit or Domestic Purposes Benefit (widowers only)||Supported Living Payment (health condition, injury, disability or totally blind) or Sole Parent Support (widows and widowers only)||Depends on how long you have lived in New Zealand since age 20|
If you are applying in New Zealand please call us to arrange a meeting with us at least six weeks before you leave New Zealand.
- You (and your partner) will need to bring to that meeting your passport(s), another form of ID each and your travel itinerary or tickets. You'll also need to complete an application to take your payments overseas.
- It is best to apply before you leave New Zealand, but you can go to the local office of the overseas social services organisation to complete a New Zealand application.
Income Security Programs
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Calling from Canada: 1800 454 8371
Calling from outside Canada: +16 13957 1954
Employment and Social Development Canada
International Pension and Social Security
+45 3395 5001
Udbetaling Danmark - Internationally
Social Security Institute (IKA)
International Relations Division
Section of Bilateral Agreements
Agio Constantinou 8
GR 102 70
Agricultural Insurance Organisation (OGA)
GR 101 41
Guernsey Social Security Authority
Edward T Wheadon House
St. Peter Port
Channel Islands GY1 3WH
+44 1481 732 500
Jersey Employment and Social Security Department
PO Box 55
Philip le Feurve House
La Motte Street
Channel Islands JE4 8PE
+44 1534 280 000
Republic of Ireland
Pension Services Office
Department of Social, Community and
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
+353 1 704 3000
Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB)
6500 JN Nijmegen
+31 24 343 1010