Accommodation Benefit rates
Weekly payment rates for Accommodation Benefit.
How much you get for the Accommodation Benefit depends on either:
- where you live in New Zealand while you're studying, or
- where your New Zealand education provider is based if you're studying overseas.
If you're a sole parent, it depends on your accommodation costs, income and cash assets.
Live in a hostel
If you currently live in a hostel, you can get as much as $60 a week, depending on what hostel you live in. We won't pay for your lump sum hostel or hall of residence costs.