12 Jun 2020

Covid-19 NZ jobseekers top 7000, calls for benefit boost get louder

From Checkpoint, 5:25 pm on 12 June 2020

More than 7000 now-unemployed New Zealanders have applied for the Ministry for Social Development's new Covid-19 income relief payments since they became available on Monday.

It comes as the government ignores renewed calls to lift the standard jobseeker benefit of $250 a week so it matches the $490 Covid-19 payment.

But, as Nick Truebridge reports, those pleas are falling on deaf ears.