Hi,

I am looking into emigrating from the Ntherlands to NZ. I was wondering about the social security in NZ.

I read that you would typically get 5-10 sick days a year. I understood that that means that if you fall ill, your employer will continue to pay your salary for those 5-10 days. I wondered what happens after that. Are you left without income? Are there insurances in order to get at least some income if your sick period is going to be very long (e.g. months, years)? How much money/% would you get?

Maybe this isn't the right forum, but same question for unemployment. Is there dole, for how long, also for immigrants, insurance, ...?