Hi there – firstly, I love that you reinvented your career at 70. You are a wonderful role model. Sole traders are entitled to apply for the wage subsidy, as long as you can show that your business income has been affected by 30% or more, along with the other criteria. This website covers everything you need to know. If in doubt, apply and see what they say! https://workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/covid19-wage-subsidy.html Best wishes to you. Fiona