Government parenting payments
Raising a child can put unexpected pressure on the family budget, so be sure to check if you're eligible for the following benefits for families.
Working for families
Working for families is a package designed to help make it easier to work and raise a family. If your family earns under $70,000 a year and in some cases in excess of this, you may be eligible for a range of financial support including help with childcare, tax credits, and an accomodation supplement,
Work and Income and Inland Revenue are responsible for delivering this assistance.
For more information visit the Working for Families website or contact your local WINZ (Work and Income) or IRD office.
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This article was created for Kidspot, New Zealand's leading parenting website.