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Caregiver Allowances

On the 1st of April 2020 Caregiver allowances, including the Orphans Benefit and the Unsupported Childs Benefit have been increased.  Care allowances are paid fortnightly and cover board, personal items and pocket money.  Below you can find the new rates for Caregiver Allowances:

 

Age of Child/Young Person Weekly Rate Weekly Pocket Money Birthday and Christmas Allowance (half the weekly board rate) 4 Weekly Clothing Rate

0-4 Years

 

$175.71 $2.10 $87.86 $83.28

5-9 Years

 

$200.55 $6.80 $100.28 $94.44

10-13 Years

 

$219.11 $10.30 $109.56 $116.60

14+ Years

 

$237.59 $15.90 $118.80 $139.92

Family Home Caregivers

 

$222.95 Rates as above (paid in addition to board rates) $111.48 Rates as above

If you need support during this time, please call us on 0800 693 323. Caring Families Aotearoa have Regional Coordinators throughout New Zealand who are there to support YOU, our wonderful, hard working Caregivers.