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We’ve found a range of support options available to assist to get into work without worrying about money.

There are a number of grants and benefits you might want to consider to make sure you are not out of pocket once you secure a job. Take a look.

Yellow background with a graphic of a person holding something in their right hand that looks like a sun Supported living payment

The Supported Living Payment is all about giving a helping hand to people with health concerns, injuries, or disabilities. It also includes those caring for someone in the same boat. Does this sound like you?

You could be eligible for the Supported Living Payment. Visit the work and income website. (external link)

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Job and training support fund while working

Training support is about giving you a hand to pay for extra costs relating to training.  This is to help you stay This is to help you get or stay in a job, including self-employment.

Job support Job Support is funding to help pay for certain things related to your health condition or disability that you need to get a job or stay in a job.

Visit the Work & Income website to learn more about the training support fund. (external link)

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Employment Transition Grant

The Employment Transition Grant is something work, and income offer to support people who've completed a Supported Living Payment Employment Trial.

Get more info on the employment transition grants on the work and income website. (external link)

Yellow background with a graphic of a person holding something in their right hand that looks like a sunWork Bonus

Work Bonus is another boost to kickstart your journey if you decide to work. This applies even if you’re not required to work while you're on your benefit. If you've been receiving a Supported Living Payment due to disability, or health concern you might qualify for a Work Bonus.

See if you can apply on the work and income website. (external link)

National disability providers with employment services

Orange braille appears in three dots.Blind Low Vision Employment Services

 Blind Low Vision NZ Work Ready program is specifically designed to support Blind Low Vision NZ clients of working age to prepare for employment, develop a career plan toward employment.

Explore more information on the Blind and Low Vision website. (external link)

Green and black square interlink to make a chain. CCS Disability Action Disability Support

CCS Disability have lots of different support services available for disabled people, families, and whānau. What's best for you depends on your stage of life, what you need, and what you want to achieve including getting into work.

Some of their services have eligibility criteria and some may unfortunately not be offered in your area.

Apply or enquire today on the CCS Disability action website. (external link)

If you’re returning to work after an injury

ACC appears in a robot font on a dark blue backgorund. If you go back to work on reduced hours, ACC can top up your wages with weekly compensation. As your hours and earnings increase, ACC payments will decrease.

Find out how ACC can support you to get back to work (external link)

Last updated on Monday, 25 March 2024

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