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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 Payments awaiting bank accounts
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
23 September 1,436,438 $167,589,221.46 77,524
30 September 1,443,409 $168,402,528.03 75,410
7 October 1,457,327 $170,026,341.09 73,091
14 October 1,468,123 $171,285,910.41 72,990
21 October 1,474,765 $172,060,832.55 72,580
28 October 1,479,632 $172,628,665.44 72,401
4 November  1,486,109 $173,384,337.03 72,130
14 November 1,494,848 $174,403,916.16 71,912
21 November 1,499,679 $174,967,548.93 71,850
28 November 1,505,829 $175,685,069.43  71,736
5 December 1,512,246 $176,433,740.82  71,608

Cost of Living Payments disbursements

  • Payment period: September 2022
  • Payment start date: 1 September 2022
  • Payment amount: $116.67
Cost of Living Payment disbursements.
As at date Number of customers paid Total amount paid Payments awaiting bank accounts
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
23 September 1,380,616 $161,076,468.72 77,540
30 September 1,387,899 $161,926,176.33 75,735
7 October 1,398,564 $163,170,461.88 74,439
14 October 1,409,031 $164,391,646.77 74,233
21 October 1,415,877 $165,190,369.59 73,780
28 October 1,420,901 $165,776,519.67 73,577
4 November 1,427,503 $166,546,775.01 73,281
14 November 1,436,479 $167,594,004.93 73,068
21 November 1,441,378 $168,151,571.26 72,996
28 November 1,447,575 $168,888,575.25 72,863
5 December 1,454,062 $169,645,413.54 72,709

Cost of Living Payments disbursements

  • Payment period: October 2022
  • Payment start date: 3 October 2022
  • Payment amount: $116.66
Cost of Living Payment disbursements.
As at date Number of customers paid Total amount paid Payments awaiting bank accounts
7 October 1,358,220 $158,449,945.20 76,496
14 October 1,370,691 $159,904,812.06 76,168
21 October 1,378,256 $160,787,344.96 75,411
28 October 1,383,484 $161,397,243.44 75,157
4 November 1,390,301 $162,192,514.66 74,788
14 November 1,403,331 $163,712,594.46 74,770
21 November  1,408,334 $164,296,244.44 74,765
28 November 1,414,681 $165,036,685.46 74,536
5 December 1,421,253 $165,803,374.98 74,355
Cost of Living Payment other information. All payment periods combined.
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
27 September 6,471 927
30 September 6,642 984
7 October 6,983 1,026
14 October 7,136 1,149
21 October 7,294 1,222
28 October 7,397 1,274
4 November 7,509 1,311
14 November 7,652 1,355
21 November 7,744 1,384
28 November 7,828 1,417
5 December 7,937 1,449

*Note: Customers can be counted multiple times based on the number of times they returned the COLP received.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2022
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