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Financial Assistance


Need help finding work?

Work and Income has jobs available now in a range of industries. Check their job websites and find out how they can help you - Work and Income

Check what financial help you could get

If you've lost your job, can't work at the moment, or are struggling to meet your costs, you may be able to get financial help.  Even if you don’t think you qualify, find out what you might get - Check what you might get

Urgent or unexpected costs

If you're struggling to meet your living costs, or get an unexpected bill, we might be able to help, even if you're working. We have different types of support and payments available depending on your situation - Urgent or unexpected costs

Ministry of Education -Interim Response Fund

The Interim Response Fund can be accessed to support schools to keep students engaged in learning following a significantly challenging event. It provides funding as a short term response, while a more comprehensive plan is devised. To apply, schools can contact their advisor or the regional office on 06 833 6730 or More information can be found here.

For more information

Go to or call us on 0800 559 009, 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm, Saturday.

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