Flexi-wage subsidy COVID-19 employer support

COVID-19 employer support

NZ govt Wage subsidy and Leave Payment available to support employers affected by COVID-19

Who can get it?

To qualify:

  • your business must be registered and operating in New Zealand
  • your employees must be legally working in New Zealand
  • the business must have experienced a minimum 30% decline in actual or predicted revenue over the period of a month when compared with the same month last year, and that decline is related to COVID-19
  • your business must have taken active steps to mitigate the impact of COVID-19
  • you must make best efforts to retain employees and pay them a minimum of 80% of their normal income for the subsidised period.

How much?

The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy will be paid at a flat rate of:

  • $585.80 for people working 20 hours or more per week
  • $350.00 for people working less than 20 hours per week.

The subsidy is paid as a lump sum and covers 12 weeks per employee. This subsidy is for wages only. The maximum subsidy that can be paid to a business is $150,000.

Employer Application Link - supply following details

  • your IRD number
  • your business name
  • your business address
  • your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
  • the names of your employees
  • your employee IRD numbers

Self-employed Application Link - supply following details

  • IRD number
  • business name
  • business address.

Covid-19 Support Application Process

If you think you may have a dodgy employer applied covid-19 wage subsidy under your name and your IRD number, without pass the funds to you. Then, you have an ability to check it by clicking the following button. Then, type their business name.