Do you have an urgent need?
From 1 November, anyone struggling to meet essential costs such as rent, heating, and food may meet the new income limits for hardship support from Work and Income.Help with urgent costs
Check what you might get
This guide helps you find out the ways Work and Income can help you and your family.
We’ll ask you some questions. You may want to have a friend or family member to help you. It will take around 5 minutes.
At the end, we’ll tell you the payments we think you might be able to get.
The more information you can give, the more accurate the results will be. We won’t keep your answers.
If you have a partner, they can complete the guide too. Payments you may get might be different for each of you.
Please note this is a guide only. If you want to go ahead and apply, please go to MyMSD ?
Why can't I apply here?
This is a guide only. If you want to go ahead and apply, go to MyMSD or call 0800-559-009 or 0800-552-002 if you are over 65. When you call, the system will ask you what you are calling about. Speak normally – it will listen to you and understand what you want to do.
We’ll then have a chat to work out exactly what you qualify for, and what you need to do.