One of the reasons KiwiSaver was invented was to help people save up to buy their first home by making regular contributions.
The government says while people aren’t working, their KiwiSaver accounts continue to accrue interest.
However, it won’t be a large amount until they start contributing from their new wage at their next job.
KiwiSaver deductions are generally made from a member’s regular salary/wage and matched by their employer. If a KiwiSaver member is not employed, the KiwiSaver deductions from their wages and employer contributions stop.