COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021

Financial support for businesses affected by the rise in alert levels on 28 February 2021.

The Wage Subsidy March 2021 is a payment to support employers and self-employed people, so they can continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected by the rise in alert levels on 28 February 2021. 

To qualify, the business needs to experience or expect a 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14-day period between 28 February and 21 March, compared to a typical 14-day period between 4 January and 14 February 2021 (6 weeks before the change in alert levels). 

This is available to businesses throughout New Zealand. 

Find out how to apply on the Work and Income website. 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 – Work and Income (external link)

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Page last revised: 04 March 2021

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