Jobseeker Support

Jobseeker Support can help if you’re temporarily out of work or working fewer hours than usual.

You may qualify if: 

  • You can work full-time and you’re looking for work 

  • You’re willing to work full-time but you’re temporarily unable to work or you need to work fewer hours. This could be because of a health condition, injury or disability. 

If you have a partner, their situation will be considered in your application. 

For more information or to apply visit workandincome.govt.nz(external link) (external link)

If you don’t have internet access call 0800559009 from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturday or visit your nearest service centre. 

If you’re deaf, hearing-impaired or find it hard to communicate by phone you can call Deaf Link Free-fax 0800 62162 or Text 0292867170 or email msd_deaf_services@msd.govt.nz 

Multilingual Lines – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm 

Samoan 0800 663 003 or Tongan 0800 669 009