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Financial Support

Caring for a child, or children, who have experienced trauma requires an extraordinary level of commitment. Sometimes our children’s needs make it hard to work outside the home. That’s why it is important you are getting the financial support you and your family are entitled to.

This Work and Income page summarises the supports available to those of us caring for “someone else’s” child.


This Oranga Tamariki page provides details about the current board rates for caregivers, and other financial support that may be available.

This is where to go if you have the permanent care of a child and need additional financial or other support.

This Work and Income page has all you need to know about the Extraordinary Care Fund.


Are you getting the financial support you are entitled to?

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form below and we can see if we can answer your question, or put you on the right path.