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.
- 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.