13 Nov 2020

Thousands come off Covid-19 payment without jobs lined up

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 13 November 2020

Almost 23,000 people have come off the Covid-19 income relief payment without a job to go to - and thousands of them could still be out of work, without any government support.

The 12 week payment is for people who lost their jobs between March and October because of the pandemic - and applications for it close at midnight.

Social issues reporter Sarah Robson has the story.