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A young father shows us how he lives on the benefit

“I’ve never been out of a job, since my first job ever, until Covid.”

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This young father is living on the Jobseeker Benefit and has been applying for countless jobs. Source: Re:

This young father is living on the Jobseeker Benefit and has been applying for countless jobs. He shows us how he portions out his income each week, and tells us about his experience with WINZ.

At the time of filming, he was receiving $338.65 each week. However, he’s now receiving $297.74 a week as he’s no longer getting the Winter Energy Payment which ended on 1 October.

This is the third episode of Show Us Your Money, a series where a range of New Zealanders get candid about their coin. We’re stripping away the secrecy around our bank accounts, and showing the reality of life in Aotearoa at different income levels. Watch the rest of the series here.

Re: makes videos, articles and podcasts that cover the important issues that matter to young New Zealanders. You can see more stories on their website, www.renews.co.nz.