Sole Parent Support

If you’re a single parent or caregiver with one or more dependent children under 14 years, you may be able to get Sole Parent Support.

While you’re getting Sole Parent Support Work and Income will: 

  • Support you to find part-time work (if your youngest child is 3 years or over) 

  • Help you get ready for future work (if your youngest child is younger than 3 years) 

The best way to seek this help is to contact Work and Income to discuss your needs. 

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