How much you can get

How much you get depends on your circumstances.

If eligible, you’ll get the maximum equivalent rate of JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance, depending on your personal circumstances. If your income is more than the average weekly income amount of $1,713.90, we’ll reduce your payment to zero.

If you’re independent, we’ll work out your maximum rate of payment based on both your:

  • accommodation
  • personal circumstances.
Next: How to claim

Complete the following steps to claim the New Zealand Disaster Recovery Allowance.

Page last updated: 25 March 2021