Financial hardship

If you are experiencing financial hardship, there is assistance available. If you are struggling with living expenses such as rent, food, power, heating, or electricity, you can contact your local Age Concern for advice on how to manage these financial necessities.
You may also qualify for extra support from Work and Income. Some payments that are available include:

You can also contact Work and Income for help in paying urgent costs and living expenses such as:

Websites of interest

  • For more information on extra financial assistance, visit Work and Income
  • If you have a loan and are experiencing financial hardship, you can talk to your bank about how they can help
  • The Commerce Commission has information on what to do if you are struggling with debt
  • If you need help managing your finances, visit Sorted