THE FACTS ABOUT RISK
It can happen to someone like you.
Each year 54,800 Kiwi households experience a sickness that keeps a household member out of work for three months or more.
After that, the pressures of supporting everyone in your family can simply become too much to cope with.
The Government’s Jobseeker’s benefit for sickness is limited to $20,000 per annum for couples, and $12,000 for individuals.
If your partner earns more than $30,000 a year, you will probably not be eligible for any Government welfare assistance.