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Source: Unite Union New Zealand

Find out who can apply and what criteria you need to meet for the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment.

There’s more criteria if you are:

Who can’t get it

You will not qualify for the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment if you:

  • get a redundancy payment of $30,000 or more, before tax
  • get or used to get private income protection insurance payments for the job you lost
  • are getting weekly earnings-related compensation from ACC or Veterans’ Affairs
  • left your job for another reason – for example you:
    • resigned
    • retired
    • wound up a viable business, or
    • were dismissed (eg. for misconduct)
  • still have a job.

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