Financial assistance for caregivers
In 2019 Oranga Tamariki carried out a review of the financial assistance provided to caregivers.
The review considered the Foster Care Allowance (including the Higher Foster Care Allowance), Orphan’s Benefit, Unsupported Child’s Benefit and their associated payments.
We have proactively published:
- the 1 May 2019 Cabinet paper and associated minute seeking agreement to undertake the ‘first principles’ review
- the 11 December 2019 Cabinet paper and associated minute that sets out a proposed response to the review
- the 16 June 2020 Cabinet paper and associate minute seeking agreement to enact a $25 increase to the base rates of the Orphan’s Benefit and Unsupported Child’s Benefit.
- the 17 March 2021 Cabinet paper and associate minute that provides an update on the work programme to reform the system of financial assistance for caregivers and outlines progress made so far.
2019 review of financial assistance
Proposed response to the review of financial assistance
Initiatives for caregivers funded through the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
Cabinet Legislation Committee Minute of Decision – LEG-20-MIN-0074 – June 2020
Cabinet Minute of Decision – CAB-20-MIN-0297 – June 2020
Impact Statement - Transforming Financial Assistance For Caregivers Whose Parents Are Unable to Care for Them
Cabinet paper - Social Security (COVID 19 Increase to Rates of Orphans Benefit and Unsupported Childs Benefit) Order 2020 - July 2020
Cover sheet – Social Security (COVID-19 Increase to Rates of Orphan’s Benefit and Unsupported Child’s Benefit) Order 2020 – July 2020
Cabinet Minute of Decision - CAB-20-MIN-0295 - June 2020
Cabinet Minute of Decision - CAB-20-MIN-0348 - July 2020
Cabinet paper – Social Security (Financial Assistance for Caregivers) Amendment Bill – June 2020
Social Security (Financial Assistance for Caregivers) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction - July 2020
Cover sheet 1 - September 2020
Cabinet Legislation Committee Minute of Decision - LEG-20-MIN-0101 - July 2020
SWC Minute of Decision – SWC-20-MIN-0073 – June 2020
Reforming the system of financial assistance and support for caregivers
Published: June 14, 2019 · Updated: July 6, 2021