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.
Providers can check if they've got the latest version of a Work and Income brochure or order some more.
How to order brochures
To order any of our brochures, email Service_Delivery_Communications@msd.govt.nz and tell us:
- the brochure code
- how many you would like
- the address to send them to.
If you order enough for about a month, you should always have the most up-to-date version.
These brochures are listed in alphabetical order of code.
What it's about
|ALLA0002||Apr 2022||Help with childcare costs||Information about subsidy options for childcare assistance.|
|ALLA0005||Apr 2022||Community Service Card||Helping you with the costs of health care.|
|ALLA0010||Jun 2021||Are you moving overseas?||A guide to what happens with your benefit when you move overseas.|
|ALLA0011||Oct 2019||Relationships and income assistance||Things you need to know about relationships when getting income assistance|
|ALLA0014||Apr 2022||Disability Assistance||Help when living with a disability.|
|ALLA0021||Jan 2014||Disability Allowance - record of counselling||A card to keep a record of your visits to your counsellor.|
|ALLA0030||Jul 2021||Help when you're caring for someone else's child||A guide for people who are raising someone else's child and giving them a home.|
|ALLA0034||Feb 2021||A Guide for Carers||Practical help for people supporting family or friends who are older and need assistance, or who have a health condition, a disability, an injury or mental health, alcohol and drug issues. This booklet is available online only and isn’t printed.|
|ALLA0036||Mar 2023||A quick Guide for carers||A guide provides a quick reference to the different agencies that support carers, the kind of help they provide and how you can get in touch. It’s complementary to its ‘sister’ and more detailed ‘Guide for Carers’, which is not printed.|
|ALLA100||Mar 2019||How we can help||A guide to help from Work and Income|
|ALLA122||Apr 2021||Winter Energy Payment||A payment to help with the cost of keeping your home warm over the winter months.|
|ALLA130||Apr 2022||Help if you've lost your job||If you've lost your job or can't work at the moment you may be able to get a benefit or some other financial help from us.|
|ALLA131||Feb 2021||Fraud and investigations||Information about fraud investigations and how we investigate them.|
|EMPL0003||May 2021||Help to find and train great people||Quick, easy, no-cost recruitment options for employers|
|EMPL1040||Jul 2020||Mana in Mahi||A brochure of Mana in Mahi information for employers|
|EMPL1041||Jul 2020||Mana in Mahi||A brochure of Mana in Mahi information for clients|
|JOBS0005||Apr 2022||Need extra help with costs||A guide to allowance and extra payments for people on a benefit|
|JOBS0009||Nov 2014||Seasonal work and how we can help||Information about the different types of seasonal work available, where and what you'll gain if you take it up.|
|JOBS0012||Jul 2021||Help when you’re working||A guide for people who are working, or starting work.|
|JOBS111||Apr 2021||Help to get you working||A brochure about Jobseeker Support|
|JOBS112||Apr 2021||Help to independence||A brochure about Sole Parent Support|
|JOBS113||Apr 2021||Help when you need it||A brochure about Supported Living Payment|
|LSV005||Jun 2019||Limited Service Volunteer for employers||Give a young person a fresh start|
|LSV010||Apr 2019||Limited Service Volunteer for participants||Get a fresh start on The LSV Training Course|
|LSV011||Apr 2019||Limited Service Volunteer for participants||Get a fresh start on The LSV Training Course|
|LSV012||Apr 2019||Limited Service Volunteer for participants||Get a fresh start on The LSV Training Course|
|MSDDL-Translation||Our commitment to you||Our commitment brochure - in 12 languages|
|SDO119||Nov 2016||MYMSD - Get online, not in line||A quick guide to help you declare your wages online using MyMSD.|
|SDO126||Jul 2019||How to apply for NZ Super||The easy way to apply for NZ Super on our website, and the MyMSD login flowchart.|
|SHA012||Nov 2020||Help with housing||Help to pay your rent, housing or moving costs, or when you have nowhere to live.|
|SHA330||Oct 2020||Find the right tenant for your property||A free service to connect property managers and landlords with motivated people who need help to get a home.|
|SUPE0005||Apr 2022||Residential Care Subsidy and Residential Care Loan||Financial assistance for people in rest homes or hospitals.|
|SUPE0006||Feb 2016||Payment options for overseas pensions||A guide for people who qualify for a benefit or pension from overseas.|
|SUPE0200||Apr 2015||Extra Help for Seniors||A quick guide showing what extra help may be available for people getting NZ Super or Veteran's Pension.|
|SUPE100||Jul 2022||Services for Seniors||This brochure contains a summary of the services we offer older people.|
|YS000||Sep 2021||Youth Service||An overview of the Youth Service | Ratonga taiohi|
|YS004||Sep 2021||NEET Service||A brochure about the Youth Service's NEET Programme for 16 and 17 year old's that aren't in education, employment or training.|
|YS005||Sep 2021||Youth Payment||Information about financial help for 16 and 17 year olds who can't live at home, while they're in school, training or work-based learning.|
|YS006||Sep 2021||Young Parent Payment||Information about financial help for 16-19 year old parents, so they can get back into school, training or work-based learning.|