For those who are struggling to meet urgent and essential family and whānau costs, there might be help available from Work and Income.
Work and Income call centres are experiencing very high demand at the moment, so we recommend you check the website first. https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/urgent-costs/index.html
If you don’t have access to the internet you can call 0800 559 009, but please be patient. As you can imagine, many people are trying to call.