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Welfare & Benefits

New Zealand has a social welfare system to make sure that people who can’t afford necessary things like food and accommodation can still afford the necessities to survive. If you can’t earn enough money to cover these basic costs, you might be able to receive some assistance from the government.

This section has some information on the types of welfare and benefits available in NZ.

What is Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)?

Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) is the government ministry department that deals with benefits and provides financial assistance in New Zealand.

What sort of benefits are here?

There is a range of different financial support available. The main ones are:

You can find a full list of all the benefits that are available on the WINZ website.

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