Page 1M14 – JAN 2014 Instructions
If you need more information go to our website www.workandincome.govt.nz or call
us on 0800 559 009.
We suggest that you read the instructions on pages 1 to 4 of this application form
before starting to ﬁll it out, so you get a feel for what is needed.
we can give
If you are raising someone else’s child, we may be able to help in a small way by
meeting some of the costs involved.
The Orphan’s Beneﬁt is for people looking after someone else’s child because their
parents have died or can’t be found, or when they can’t look after their child because
the parent has a long-term illness.
The Unsupported Child’s Beneﬁt is for people looking after someone else’s child
because the child’s parents can’t support them due to a family breakdown.
The child you are looking after must be:
• aged under 18 years and
• single and
• ﬁnancially dependent on you.
• be aged 18 years or older, and the main caregiver of the child and
• expect to care for the child for 12 months or more and
• not be the child’s natural or adoptive parent or the step-parent if you are applying
for the Unsupported Child’s Beneﬁt.
Both you and the child must also normally live in New Zealand.
You must give us all the information we need.
If you do not have all the information we need, talk with us and we may be able to help.
If we ﬁnd out later that any information you give us is not true, or that you knew information you
should have told us and did not tell us, we may stop paying your beneﬁt. You might need to pay
money back, we may impose a penalty, and you could be prosecuted.