International Custody Dispute Payment
If you're a parent who is involved in an international custody or access dispute over the care of your child or children, and you have limited financial support, we may be able to help you.
What is an International Custody Dispute Payment?
The International Custody Dispute Payment is a non-recoverable weekly payment that is made on the grounds of hardship.
Who can get it
You may get the International Custody Dispute Payment if you:
- are the main carer of a dependent child or children
- are finding it hard financially
- have no other financial support reasonably available to you.
You must also be:
- in New Zealand under a temporary or limited purpose residency permit with a child to resolve a custody and access dispute, or
- a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who is in another country because of a Hague convention application or a Hague Convention order to resolve a custody dispute.
This information is a guide only.
Contact us to talk about your individual circumstances.