Financial help and services
If you have a disability or illness you might be able to get an allowance, subsidy or loan to help with your expenses. Financial assistance is available for all citizens.
If you get NZ Super or a Veteran's Pension, and you have a disability or health concern, you can apply for financial help or use services provided by the government to meet your health needs.
A Community Services Card can reduce healthcare costs. Anyone on a low income who is aged 16 or over, a NZ citizen or permanent resident and normally lives here, can apply.
The Disability Allowance helps to cover the extra costs of medical help, equipment, transport and running your home when you have an ongoing disability or illness.
Grants funded by Lotto help to pay for equipment for people with disabilities who want to be more closely involved in their communities.
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