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KiwiSaver benefits

KiwiSaver has a range of membership benefits including contributions from your employer and the Government, as well as help buying your first home.

Member tax credit

To help you save, the Government will make an annual contribution towards your KiwiSaver account as long as you are a contributing member aged 18 or over.

Compulsory employer contributions

If you're eligible, your employer will also contribute an amount equal to 3% of your pay to your KiwiSaver savings.

Savings withdrawal for first home

You may be able to withdraw some or all of your KiwiSaver savings to put towards buying your first home.

KiwiSaver HomeStart grant

After 3 years of contributing to KiwiSaver, you may be entitled to a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. The grants are administered by Housing New Zealand and will be paid to your solicitor.

$1,000 kick-start

Note: New members who join on or after 2pm, 21 May 2015 are not eligible for this payment.