Financial Assistance for Jobseekers

Workbridge administers three support funds on behalf of Work and Income. The main criteria for accessing a fund is that it must assist you in gaining or maintaining employment.

  • Job Support provides financial assistance to help you move into a job or retain an existing position following the onset of a disability or worsening condition. It covers additional costs related to an employee's disability.
  • Training Support may be an option for you if you're taking on work experience, training or education to help you find work.
  • Self Start can help if you want to set up your own business. The aim is to provide flexibility by covering any additional costs you may face if you have a disability. 

There are a number of other subsidies and grants on offer to help you find and keep a job. The Department of Labour publishes a useful guide(PDF) to these on their website.

Work and Income provides a range of assistance to help people into work including employment programmes, grants and financial assistance.

While you're looking for work, Work and Income also provides benefits and financial support for disabled people that go beyond the usual unemployment benefit. You can check you entitlements on the Work and Income website.

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