How to manage your payment

You need to tell us if your circumstances change.

If you get New Zealand Disaster Recovery Allowance (NZ DRA), you’ll need to tell us if your circumstances change. For example, you change your address or bank details.

You must also tell us if your weekly income is $1,737.10 or more. This is the average Australian weekly income.

The quickest way to report your income is to call 180 22 66.

You’re still eligible to get NZ DRA each week if the disaster has reduced your weekly income to less than $1,737.10.

You’ll need to update your income estimate if:

  • you get Family Tax Benefit
  • you get Child Support Subsidy
  • you have a current Child Support assessment.

Use our online guide to update your family income estimate and payment choice by either using:

Page last updated: 6 July 2022