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The following link gives you an overview of government assistance that might be available. Budget advisory services will also be able to advise you. Extra help.
Aside from NZ Super (which any eligible person over 65 can receive), other financial support may be available to those who qualify. The following is a selection only. Contact Work and Income for information about support relevant to your specific need. Check the Work and Income website to see what...
NZ Super is the common name for New Zealand Superannuation. It is a taxable pension paid to those who meet the criteria. It is paid fortnightly on a Tuesday. To be eligible, you must be aged 65 or over and meet length of residency and other require­ments. Other overseas living...
If you are over 65, you may be able to get help with paying health-related costs. As of August 2021, most GPs belong to a Primary Health Organisation (PHO). These are bulk funded to look after the health of the people who are enrolled with their service. Most New Zealanders...
Home Equity Release (otherwise known as a reverse mortgage) allows older people to access the capital they have in their homes. Many are asset rich but cash poor and could enjoy a better life if they were happy to borrow on their home. There are fishhooks though. Financial advisor Martin...
The financial world is evolving and as we age, we will come across situations we may not be ready for, such as how we access our money, where it’s held and how we can use it such as, the changes to banks and banking processes, cryptocurrency etc.. Some will remain...