Other help for you and your family

Depending on your situation, there are many ways Work and Income can help you and your family. You don’t need to be on a benefit to get help, it’s also available to people on a low income.

You could get help with: 

  • Essential living costs 

  • Accommodation costs 

  • Childcare costs 

  • On-going health-related costs 

  • Urgent or unexpected costs 

If you’re not sure what you’ll be able to get or want to find out what other support is available get in contact with Work and Income. 

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