- Up to $20 WEEKLY INCREASE
- From 1 April 2018, weekly payments will increase by up to $20 for students experiencing housing stress.
What is changing from 1 April 2018?
Accommodation Benefit rates for Student Allowance recipients will increase by up to $20 a week to better reflect the cost of housing for students.
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Who benefits from the increase?
About 41,000 students will benefit from the change, and in particular, around 26,000 students who live in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch will receive a $20 increase per week.