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Communtity Law Manual | Work & Income | Benefit rates: How much you’ll get, and how much you can earn

Benefit rates: How much you’ll get, and how much you can earn

Benefit rates

What rate of benefit will I be on?

This will depend on your particular benefit, your personal circumstances (for example, if you have any children and if so, how many), and whether you have other income.

For information about the benefit rates that apply from 1 April 2020, visit: www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/benefit- rates/benefit-rates-april-2020.html

If you earn income while on the benefit, this could affect your benefit rate (see below, “How earning money will affect your benefit (‘Abatement‘)”).

Annual adjustments of benefit rates

The government usually adjusts all benefit rates once a year, on 1 April.

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