Winter Energy Payment
The Winter Energy Payment is an extra payment to those who receive a main benefit, New Zealand Super or Veteran Pension to help with the cost of heating their home over the winter months.
If you are a single person receiving a main benefit, New Zealand Super or Veteran Pension and you are receiving either Unsupported Child Benefit/Orphans Benefit or Forster Care Allowance, then you are entitled to the higher rate of payment.
The higher benefit is $63.64 a week and is automatically paid along with your other regular payments from WINZ.
To receive the Winter Energy Payment you must be receiving one of the below qualifying benefits:
- NZ Superannuation
- Veteran’s Pension
- Jobseeker Support
- Jobseeker Support Student Hardship
- Sole Parent Support
- Supported Living Payment
- Young Parent Payment
- Youth Payment
- Emergency Benefit
- Emergency Maintenance Allowance