Prioritising you

BenefitMe is not a government website. We created it to get back to the core of social security — providing a safety net for those who need it. We believe it’s essential that everyone feels safe, empowered and supported to get help when they need it.

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Explore stories

We’ve made up these stories to show how different life situations impact benefits.

  • Peta's story

    Peta is a 32-year-old, single mother. She has one child named Anahera, who is 5 years old. Peta rents a house in Christchurch and pays $350 a week.
    • Sole parent
    • Accommodation supplement
  • Kei's story

    Kei is a 23-year-old with no children. Kei lives in Wellington. Kei can't work due to a long-term health condition and needs support.
    • Disability
    • Accommodation supplement

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