Tell us if you're no longer supporting your 16-17 year old

We can only include your child in your payments if you're still supporting them. If your 16 or 17 year old is included in your payments, you need to tell us if you're not supporting them, or if you'll no longer be supporting them next year. The easiest way to tell us is to fill out an End of School Year online form.

Supporting a child means you take the main responsibility for them, and:

  • they're part of your family
  • they depend on you financially
  • they're not in paid full time work (30 hours or more a week)
  • you're not getting payments from Oranga Tamariki on behalf of them.

If you'll still be supporting your child next year, you don't need to do anything. Your payments will continue.

Information

If you're not supporting your child anymore, or you'll no longer support your child next year, it's important you tell us so we can make sure we pay you the right amount.

  • How to tell us

    If you're not supporting your child anymore, or you'll no longer support your child next year, you can tell us by filling out our online form.

    Fill in the online form

    Information

    The End of School Year online form will be available between October-November.

    You'll need to tell us your:

    • client number
    • full name and date of birth
    • phone number
    • pay day (eg, Wednesday)
    • child's name and date of birth.

    You'll also need tell us the date you'll no longer be supporting your child from.

    Call us if you can't complete the form

    0800 559 009 – General enquiries

    0800 552 002 – Seniors

  • What happens next

    We'll send you a letter to let you know if there are any changes to your payment.

  • Child turning 18

    If your child is turning 18 this year and they're still at school or a training course, we'll stop including them in your payments from your first pay day after 31 December. This happens automatically. We'll send you a letter to let you know what your new payment will be.

    Your child's studying

    If your child wants to study next year, they may be able to get a Student Allowance from StudyLink.