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Changes to the myIR login screen are coming You will not be able to use myIR between 1pm Saturday 8 October and 8am Monday 10 October. This is so we can update our external authentication system. From Monday 10 October the myIR login page will have a new look and feel, but the login process will not change.

The Cost of Living Payment statistics section holds weekly payment data for each Cost of Living Payment period. The data is for the weeks since 5 August 2022.

Inland Revenue runs eligibility checks every day. We expect the number of people who meet the eligibility criteria to increase towards the 2.1 million over time, as items such as 2022 income tax assessment and IR3 income tax returns are finalised. 

Cost of Living Payments disbursements

  • Payment period: August 2022.
  • Payment start date: 1 August 2022.
  • Payment amount: $116.67
Cost of Living Payment disbursements.
As at date Number of customers paid Total amount paid Eligible customers with
no bank account
5 August 1,333,563 $155,586,795.21 141,502
12 August 1,355,734 $158,173,485.78 134,953
19 August 1,375,040 $160,425,916.80 119,529
26 August 1,383,820 $161,450,165.94 117,713
2 September 1,398,771 $163,194,612.57 109,346
9 September 1,417,453 $165,374,241.51 109,468
16 September 1,427,686 $166,568,125.62 108,625

Cost of Living Payments disbursements

  • Payment period: September 2022
  • Payment start date: 1 September 2022
  • Payment amount: $116.66
Cost of Living Payment disbursements.
As at date Number of customers paid Total amount paid Eligible customers with
no bank account
2 September 1,342,053 $156,577,323.51 109,333
9 September 1,360,959 $158,783,086.53 109,898
16 September 1,370,709 $159,920,619.03 108,843
Cost of Living Payment other information.
As at date Customers who opted out Customers who have repaid *
5 August 3,380 110
12 August 4,077 216
19 August 4,500 326
26 August 4,825 418
2 September 5,654 531
9 September 6,029 695
16 September 6,239 794

*The total number of customers who have repaid their Cost of Living payment, are only customers who have repaid it to their Cost of Living account.  If customers have repaid it to another account, it is not recognised in this figure.

Last updated: 23 Aug 2022
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