Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s office has announced that applications for the wage subsidy will open on Thursday, March 4, with payments to go out from Monday, March 8, Newshub reveals. The wage subsidy is available nationwide, whenever a regional or national move to Alert Levels 3 or 4 occurs, for a period of seven days. The subsidy has so far paid out more than $14 billion. The rate is $585.80 for full-time workers and $350 for part-time workers to be provided in two-weekly payments, and total support will match the duration at Alert Level 3, rounded to the nearest fortnight.