Help with living costs
You may qualify for help with housing or living costs such as:
- essential house repairs
- rent, board or mortgage payments
- rent and board arrears
- rates and rates rebates
- overdue power account
- purchase of household appliances and furniture
Retirement home and other assisted living help
Work and Income offers:
Temporary Additional Support
Temporary Additional Support is a regular payment to help if you’re having trouble meeting your essential living costs given your current income (from your personal earnings, your New Zealand Superannuation, benefit or Veteran’s Pension and/or other assistance).
More information on these and other help is available on Work and Income's page for older people.