Update to Benefits from 1 July 2018

From the 1st July 2018 the Orphans or Unsupported Child’s Benefit were increased to match the Caregiver Allowance.  In addition to this those on the Orphans or Unsupported Child’s Benefit should also be receiving a weekly clothing allowance for the children in your care. You do not have to apply for the Clothing Allowance as it will be automatically paid with your Orphans or Unsupported Child’s Benefit.  If you have not received this please contact Work and Income.

The updated benefits are:

Category Non-taxable rate
Under 5 years $169.97
5 – 9 years $193.99
10 – 13 years $211.95
14+ years $229.83

Clothing Allowance weekly rates:

Category Rate
Child 0 – 4 years $20.14
Child 5 – 9 years $22.83
Child 10 – 13 years $28.19
Child 14+ years $33.84

 

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