Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2

Applications for the initial two-week Wage Subsidy August 2021, which opened on 20 August 2021, close at 11.59pm on Thursday 2 September 2021.

Applications for a second round of Wage Subsidy – to be known as Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2 – open at 9.00am on Friday 3 September. This is available for all businesses and self-employed people who have or predict at least a 40% decline in their revenue from 31 August to 13 September 2021.

If you haven't already applied for the initial two-week period starting 17th August, please apply ASAP, or email us at admin@crossgroup.co.nz to help get this processed in time. Wage Subsidy in a nutshell:

  • The value has increased to $600pw for full-time workers and $359 for part time

  • The decline in income test is a 40% decline in revenue over a consecutive 14 day period compared to a typical 14 day period in the 6 weeks up to 17 August 2021

  • The support will be paid in a 2 weekly lump sum

  • Total support will match the duration at Alert Level 3 or 4, rounded to the nearest fortnight

To see what support you are eligible for use the handy COVID-19 Support tool here:


For more information and to apply for the August 2021 Wage Subsidy, click here:



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