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Doubled Winter Energy Payment

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:18 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
The Winter Energy Payment was doubled to ease the financial pressure on low-income families

History

Country

New Zealand

Policy Area

Additional income support for families with children

Measure

Cash transfer

Eligibility

Families who were in receipt of income-related benefits including Jobseeker Support, Jobseeker Support Student Hardship, Sole Parent Support, Supported Living Payment, Young Parent Payment and Youth Payment

Type

Cash (social assistance)

Start / Announced Date

01/05/2020

End Date

01/10/2020

Amount

For people with dependent children: NZ$63.64 per week for 22 weeks (i.e. NZ$1,400 in total during the entire period)

Total Cost

NZ$2.8 billion

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

New Zealand Government (2020) A warmer winter for 1 million New Zealanders. Available at: https://web.archive.org/web/20221221211949/https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/warmer-winter-1-million-new-zealanders

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