Take a look at some of the support options available if you need help when you visit or phone Work and Income.
It’s important to get out and about in your community – for work, study or to meet friends. If you’re finding it hard to cover the costs of transport, here are some places you can get help.
Your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) service can assess your needs and help you identify the kinds of support services you need to lead a good life. This could include home help, personal care, community programmes and support for your carers.
If your needs can’t be met by your own income or government-funded services, here are some organisations and charities that may be able to help.
You are your best advocate – you understand your situation and know your needs best. But every now and then you may feel you need some extra support when dealing with organisations, healthcare providers, or government departments like Work and Income.
Everyone in New Zealand is covered by ACC. So if your disability is the result of an accident, ACC may be able to help.
Work and Income may be able to help with living costs if you are unable to work, or if you have to work fewer hours, because of disability.