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Child Care payment rates

Family support payment rates as of 1 July 2023.

Weekly payment

Child Care is calculated as a weekly financial support and paid:

  • every two weeks within NZ, or
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

All payment rates are before tax.

Payment rates are in New Zealand Dollars.

Payment dates

About Child Care

Weekly payment rates

Number of children Weekly amount Notes
1 child $205.82  
2 children $123.48 Each child gets a separate amount.
3 children or more $288.16 Amount to be divided by the number of children.