2021年7月1日起，根据2021年最新预算，新西兰每个成年人每周的主要福利补贴（养老金和退伍军人抚恤金除外）金额将自动上调$20 (after tax)。包括：
如果您每周获得补贴，您将从 7 月 5 日星期一开始的那一周按新费率获得部分补贴金，并在 7 月 12 日星期一开始的那一周获得全额补贴金； 如果您每两周收到一次补贴，您将在 7 月 6 日星期二按新费率收到部分补贴金，并在 7 月 20 日星期二收到全额补贴金。
Changes to main benefit rates from 1 July
22 June 2021.
On 1 July 2021, main benefit rates will increase by $20 (after tax), per adult, per week as part of the 2021 Budget. This will happen automatically - you don’t need to do anything. Check out the new rates here:
Your first July payment
If you’re paid weekly, you’ll get a part payment at the new rate for the week starting Monday 5 July, and a full payment in the week starting Monday 12 July.
If you get paid fortnightly, you’ll get a part payment at the new rate on Tuesday 6 July, and a full payment on Tuesday 20th July.
The increase won’t affect your Winter Energy Payment, if you get one.
Getting Temporary Additional Support or Accommodation Supplement
When main benefit rates increase on 1 July, we’ll review your supplementary payments.
In some cases, your Temporary Additional Support or Accommodation Supplement will go down, however, most people will see an overall increase in the amount they get each week.
The exact amount you get will depend on your situation and costs. You’ll be able to check your payments in MyMSD closer to 1 July.
Unintentionally financially worse-off
If you’re unintentionally worse-off because of the 1 July benefit increase, don’t worry, we’ll grant you a top-up payment for up to 12 months or until your circumstances change. If you qualify for this top-up, we’ll write to you about this.
NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension won’t increase
NZ Super and Veteran’s Pension rates are not increasing on 1 July – they will stay the same.
In general, NZ Super and Veteran’s Pension rates will still be higher than comparable benefit rates, even after the increases on 1 July.
NZ Super and Veteran’s Pension will continue to increase each April, as part of the usual Annual General Adjustment.
How to check your payments
To check your payments, you can either: