Work and Income
Te Hiranga Tangata
A service of the Ministry of Social Development
521 Main Street
Private Bag 11 011
Palmerston North 4410
Tel: 0800 559 009
Fax: (06) 952 0084
Work and Income provides financial assistance and employment services throughout New Zealand. We offer a single point of contact for New Zealanders needing job search support, financial assistance and in-work support.
Work and Income helps people into work and pays income support on behalf of the Government. This includes Veteran's Pension payments along with the administration of residential care and support subsidies.
Work and Income also administers:
- the Community Services Card
- International Services
- and Employer Line that offers a fast, efficient and free recruiting service to Employers.
We work with other government agencies, employers, business and community groups to design and run projects that generate work opportunities. These projects assist people throughout New Zealand to improve their and their family's lives through paid employment.
As part of the Ministry of Social Development we play a major role in supporting the Ministry's vision of an inclusive New Zealand, where all people are able to participate in the social and economic life of their communities.