Supported Living Payment

This is a weekly payment to help you if you have, or are caring for someone with a health condition, injury or disability.

You may be able to get this benefit if you’re: 

  • Permanently and severely restricted in your ability to work because of your health condition, injury or disability 

  • Totally blind 

  • Caring full-time for someone at home who would otherwise need hospital-level or residential care (or the equivalent) who isn’t your husband, wife or partner. 

Other help may also be available.   

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