Holiday Allowance Payments to be Paid Before Christmas

As announced by Hon Kelvin Davis on 23 June 2021, anyone receiving the Orphans Benefit (OB), Unsupported Child Benefit (UCB) or Foster Care Allowance (FCA) will receive their Holiday Allowance payments automatically. This will be paid two weeks prior to Christmas this year and it is to help you to purchase gifts for your tamariki.

Birthday Allowance payments will begin from January 2022.

For Hon Kelvin Davis’ full press release, click the button below:

Did you know that there are benefits available when you’re caring for a child who is not your own?

To see if you are eligible, click the links below:

Unsupported Childs Benefit

Unsupported Child’s Benefit is a weekly payment which helps carers supporting a child or young person whose parents can’t care for them because of a family breakdown.

Orphans Benefit

Orphan’s Benefit is a weekly payment which helps carers supporting a child or young person whose parents have died or can’t be found, or can’t look after them because they have a serious long-term health condition or incapacity.

Foster Care Allowance

Foster Care Allowance is a fortnightly payment which helps carers supporting a child or young person who is in state care.