If you have been made redundant or are a business forced to lay off employees during this exceptionally difficult period, Work and Income have a number of support systems that can help you.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN MADE REDUNDANT
Work and Income offer support for all kinds of situations. The following situations are eligible and include relevant links for more information.

Money whilst you look for work.
For those looking for full-time work and need help with general expenses.

Jobseeker Support

Online application process

Health conditions and disabilities affecting your ability to work
You will need a medical certificate from your health practitioner that tells us how your condition or disability affects your ability to work.

Jobseeker Support

You’re a sole parent supporting children under 14
For those looking for full-time work whilst caring for children under 14.

Sole Parent Support

You’re a sole parent supporting children over 14
For those looking for full-time work whilst caring for children over 14.

Jobseeker support

Online application process

You need money and your partner works
For those now living off one wage and need help with general expenses whilst you look for work

What will I get?
Use this tool to find out what help you’re eligible for.

Check what you might get

IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER CONSIDERING REDUNDANCIES

Work and Income are at your beck and call to:

  • talk to you about your situation
  • coordinate services with other agencies like Inland Revenue and Careers New Zealand
  • help employees with financial support, skills assessment, re-training and finding employment.

Simply call their Employer Line on 0800 778 008.