Disabled, unable to work and on the benefit | Show Us Your Money

“We don't go on these benefits because we want to. … We literally don't have any other choice.”

Val is living with several chronic conditions that stop them from being able to work. All of their income comes from a combination of three different benefits – but Val says it isn’t enough to live off. 

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

If you're interested in taking part, contact us at contributors@renews.co.nz, with 'Show Us Your Money' in the subject line.

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