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  •   Home > News > National

    This year's budget is lending a hand to people caring for children who aren't their own

    This year's budget is lending a hand to people caring for children who aren't their own


    Almost 105-million-dollars of new operating funding over four years will provide a clothing allowance for those on the Orphan's Benefit or Unsupported Child's benefit.

    The new funding means carers, like grandparents, are entitled to a clothing allowance of up to 1500-dollars a year.

    The allowance is for the children they care for and will come into effect in July 2018.

    Additionally, the Ministry for Children is getting almost 270-million dollars over the next four years to expand its services.

    © 2018 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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