We can tell you about your eligibility for the benefits currently covered by this website (Jobkeeper, Sole Parent, Disability, Child Disability and Accommodation Supplement). We’ve also included some common situations to help you understand benefits and how they change according to circumstances.

Explore other stories

Looking at other people’s situations can help you understand how benefits work. We’ve made up a few stories to show you how different situations affect your benefit rights.

  • 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.
  • Kei’s story

    Kei is a 52-year-old person, who lives with their partner. Their two children have left home and are mostly financially independent.