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Civil Defence Payment

If you and your family are affected by an emergency event, you may be able to get a Civil Defence Payment.

Civil Defence payments are available if you’ve been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Call 0800 400 100.  Open 7am–5pm Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday, and 8am-1pm Sunday.

Find out more about how we can help

  • You don’t have to be on a benefit to qualify for a Civil Defence payment.
  • Non-residents may be eligible for this payment.
  • In most cases it doesn’t matter what your income is or what assets you have.