The Minister of Finance has announced a change to the eligibility criteria for the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP). Businesses and organisations that have been in operation for at least 1 month prior to the Alert Level increase on 17 August 2021 will be eligible to apply for the payment. The original criteria was 6 months.
This change applies to the current round of the RSP and any future ones, meaning businesses which have been in operation since 17 July 2021 may now be eligible for this RSP. They will still need to meet all the other criteria for the RSP. Note that this is not a new round of the Resurgence Support Payment - but it means some businesses who were not previously eligible for this round may now be eligible.
Applications are now open if you've been in business for at least 1 month before the alert level increase on 17 August 2021. The original criteria was 6 months.
We will contact businesses whose applications under the current RSP activation were previously declined because they had been in business less than 6 months, to let them know they may now be eligible and can submit a new application.