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

Tīrohia tāu pea e riro ai


He puka ārahi tēnei hei whakamōhiotanga māu e pēhea nei Te Hiranga Tangata e tautoko ai i a koe me tō whānau.


Ka uia koe e mātou ētahi pātai. Tēnā pea ka hiahia hoa koe mōu, he whānaunga rānei hei tautoko i a koe. Ka tōna 5 miniti te roa.

Hei te mutunga, ka kī atu mātou ki a koe he aha e whakaaro ai mātau e taea ana pea e koe te whiwhi.

Ka nui ake ai ngā kōrero ka hōmai e koe, ka tika ake ai ngā putanga. Ka kore mātau e mau atu i ō urupare.

Mēnā rā he hoa tāu, ka taea hoki e ia te whakaoti atu i te puka ārahi. Ka rerekē pea ngā moni whiwhi ki a koe ki tērā me tō hoa.

Kia mārama mai, he puka ārahi kau tēnei. Mēnā rā kei te hiahia tono mai, tēnā haere ki 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.