Winter Energy Payment Ends October 1

Date Sep 30, 2021
Blog category Power
By Tina M.

The Winter Energy Payment ends on October 1, 2021 as announced by The Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

Weekly paid clients

Payments for the week beginning 4 October 2021 will include five days of Winter Energy Payment, and the first payment that does not include Winter Energy Payment will be made the week starting 11 October 2021.

Clients are most likely receiving $20.46 per week or $31.92 per week for couples and those caring for children.

Read: What is the Average Power Bill in New Zealand?

New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension clients

The payment due on October 12 will include three days of Winter Energy Payment, and the first payment without Winter Energy Payment will be due on October 26, 2021. 

For those who need more information about their Winter Energy Payments, you may call Work and Income at 0800 559 009 or 0800 553 002 for Seniors, or visit the MyMSD website for other winter payment guidelines.

Winter Energy Payment will resume on May 1, 2022.


Read: NZ Government's Winter Energy Payment: Is It Enough?

Eligibility for Winter Energy Payment

  • 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

While this is helpful, Winter Energy Payment may not be enough to cover the full cost of your bills. For long-term Power savings, make it a habit to compare the best Power deals in your area using glimp's FREE comparison tool.

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