Weekly Income Compensation payment rates

Weekly Income Compensation payment rates as of 1 April 2018.

Weekly payment

Weekly Income Compensation is calculated as a weekly financial support and paid:

  • every two weeks within NZ, or
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

Payment dates

About Weekly Income Compensation

Weekly payment rate

All payment rates are before tax.

Weekly payment amount
NZD$932.96

This payment is calculated as 80% of the average weekly wage. In calculating this, we don't take into account:

  • income tax
  • KiwiSaver contributions
  • ACC payments
  • child support
  • student loan, or
  • civil orders.

If you live outside New Zealand

Your payments may be taxed depending on your location. This will depend on the country you live in.

Payment you receive from us may also be treated as income. This could affect you if you’re receiving support from another country that is income tested.

We recommend you discuss your situation with the local authorities.