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

Siaki poo le ā se vaega e te ono maua


O lenei taiala e te silafia ai auala e mafai e le Work and Income ona fesoasoani atu ai ia te oe ma lou aiga.


E iai nisi o fesili o le a matou fesiligia ai oe. Atonu e te manao e te lua omai ma sau uo poo se tasi o lou aiga e te lua toalua mai. Pe ā ma le 5 minute le umi.

I le iuga, o le a matou ta'u atu le aofaiga o se tupe ua matou manatu e mafai ona e maua.

O le tele o faamatalaga e mafai ona e tuuina mai, o le atili sa'o ai lea o iuga o le a iai. O le a matou lē teuina au tali.

Afai e iai sau paaga, e mafai foi ona ia faatumu le taiala. O le aofaiga o le tupe e te ono maua atonu e eseese mo oulua taitoatasi.

Mātau mai faamolemole, ua na o se taiala lenei. Afai e te manao e talosaga mai, tagai i le 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.