Carer support updates


Make a carer support claim online

From late 2021, you will be able to claim Carer Support online.

The online claims system will enable you to get your Carer Support funds faster. You can still claim Carer Support using paper if this is your preference. 

You can use your annual Carer Support as a budget and in whatever way works for your family (using the Purchasing Guidelines). You may like to use it all at once to take a carer with you on your family holiday or to plan short breaks like a few hours to see a friend, more regularly. The budget is for people to use to get a break in the way that suits them and their whānau.  

More details can be found on the Ministry of Health website.


Carer support increase to $80 from 1 Aug

Heads up: there has been an increase to the Carer Support Subsidy from $76 per day to $80 per day which started from 1 August 2021. 


Published 17 August 2021