We believe that counselling and psychotherapy should be available to everyone who has a need. If finances are tight and you are working with one of us, you may be entitled to the disability allowance through Work and Income of up to $64.29 per week - you don't need to be receiving a benefit to qualify for this.
About Work and Income's Disability Allowance The Disability Allowance is a weekly payment for people of all ages who have a disability or ongoing health condition and need help with the additional costs directly associated with that condition. It’s available to people who qualify for a Community Services Card, including those on a benefit or people who are working. There is an income test. An application can also be made on behalf of a child if they’re aged 18 years or under and financially dependent on the person who’s making the application.
To qualify for Disability Allowance the person must:
have a disability or health condition that is likely to last at least six months
have regular, ongoing costs because of a disability which aren’t fully covered by another agency
be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
normally live in New Zealand and intend to stay here
meet the income test.
Ask Work and Income (WINZ) for the necessary paperwork, which your counsellor and your GP will need to sign. To go to the relevant Work and Income webpage, click here or call Work and Income on 0800 559 009.
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