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COVID-19: Auckland is at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. Mediations are being held by phone and video conference in the Auckland region.

Previous financial support schemes

Previous financial support schemes for businesses, employers and employees.

Current COVID-19 financial support

Wage Subsidy March 2021

The Wage Subsidy March 2021 was a payment to support businesses, employers and employees affected by the rise in alert levels on 28 February 2021. 

To qualify, the business needed to experience or expected 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). 

More information about this scheme is available on the Work and Income website. 

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

Resurgence Wage Subsidy 2020

The Resurgence Wage Subsidy was available from 21 August 2020 to 3 September 2020. It was for businesses and employers who would otherwise have had to lay off staff or reduce their hours due to COVID-19.

More information about this scheme is available on the Work and Income website. 

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

2020 COVID-19 Wage Subsidy

The 2020 Wage Subsidy was available from 27 March 2020 to 9 June 2020. It was for businesses and employers who would otherwise have had to lay off staff or reduce their hours due to COVID-19.

More information about this scheme is available on the Work and Income website. 

2020 COVID-19 Wage Subsidy – Work and Income (external link)

Complaints about employers

If employees have questions about how these payments apply to them, such as whether the employer has applied for any scheme or when and how much they will receive, employees should contact their employer in the first instance.

If talking to employers doesn’t resolve the problem, or employees think their employer has acted unlawfully, employees can make a complaint with us. 

Complaints about employers

COVID-19 financial support tool

There are other financial support available to both individuals and businesses.  Find out more on the website covid19.govt.nz

COVID-19 financial support tool – covid19.govt.nz (external link)

Page last revised: 19 August 2021

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