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.
Courses to help you get a job
We have courses available to help you get a job, no matter what stage you're at in your career.
These courses help with things like:
- finding a job that's right for you
- CV and cover letter writing
- preparing or practicing for interviews.
The courses are run by organisations we partner with. They're all free and you can do them online. Some courses also offer services over the phone.
To do one of these courses you need either a smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer. You also need an internet connection or data.
How to apply
You can sign-up to any of these courses in MyMSD. You can sign-up if you've been getting Jobseeker Support or Sole Parent Support for less than 12 months.
To sign-up, log in to MyMSD and select the 'Free online courses' tile.
Once you sign-up to a course the organisation will contact you to talk about how they can help you.
Choosing a course
There are 4 courses to choose from, depending on your situation and what kind of help you need.
If you've never had a job before, or only worked in a few jobs, you can do Good to Go. This course is run by the Development Hub. The course focuses on:
- developing your confidence
- writing a CV and cover letter
- interview practice
- finding jobs you're interested in
- setting goals for your career
- supporting you to keep the job once you've started.
Good to Go is available online or over the phone.
Don't know where to start
If you're a bit nervous or unsure about getting a job, you can do the learning modules in the Work Assist app. You can chose which modules are the most useful for you, or complete them all.
The Work Assist app is run by APM Workcare. The modules focus on:
- personalised job planning
- interview skills
- motivation and confidence to look for a job
- help with your wellbeing.
The Work Assist app is fully online.
Looking for your next job
If you're looking for a job, even if you've worked before or have never had a job, you can do the Inwork Online course. It's run by Inwork New Zealand.
The course focuses on:
- preparing to look for jobs
- figuring out which jobs are right for you
- interview skills.
Inwork Online is fully online and has online chat support.
Thinking of a new career
If you're thinking about a new career, or trying something you've never done before, you can do the Build my CV course. It's run by the Auckland Business Chamber.
The course focuses on:
- help to write or rewrite your CV and cover letter
- expert advice from specialists about what career to take, and how to get there.
Build my CV is offered either online or over the phone.
Other help to get a job
We can still help you find a job even if you can’t access these courses. Call our Job Search line on 0800 779 009 to talk to us about other ways we can help you get ready for or find a job.