Winter Energy Payment

by Work and Income, 31 May 2018

Who can get it


  • New Zealand Superannuation
  • Veteran’s Pension
  • Emergency Maintenance Allowance
  • Jobseeker Support
  • Jobseeker Support Student Hardship
  • Sole Parent Support
  • Supported Living Payment
  • Youth Payment
  • Young Parent Payment
  • Emergency Benefit.

Who can't get it

You can't get it:

If you leave New Zealand while this payment is being made (and you're still getting your benefit or NZ Super payment) your Winter Energy Payment will continue for the first 4 weeks you're out of the country, but will stop from the beginning of the 5th week.

If you don’t want the Winter Energy Payment, you can choose not to get it. We’ll let you know how to do this closer to the time.

    This will be paid from 1 July to 29 September 2018. From 2019, it will be paid from 1 May to 1 October. You don't have to pay it back.