Help with housing costs - A Guide for Carers

Accommodation Supplement

This is a weekly payment which helps people with their rent, board or the cost of owning a home.

You don’t have to be getting a benefit to receive an Accommodation Supplement.

Your entitlement to this payment will also depend on how much you and your partner earn, and how much money or other assets you have, or your partner has.

To find out more, including how to apply

Rates Rebate Scheme

Ratepayers on a low income may be able to get financial assistance to help with the cost of their rates. The amount of money you may get off your rates depends on how much you already pay in rates, how many dependents you have, and how much you or your partner earn.

To find out more about the scheme

  • visit the Rates Rebate page on the New Zealand Government website
  • talk to your local council about applying for the Rates Rebate Scheme.

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