Residential Support Subsidy

Residential Support Subsidy is a payment that helps with the cost of residential support for a person with a physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric disability (including drug and alcohol rehabilitation) or disabling chronic health condition who needs residential care as a result.

Information

The Residential Support Subsidy is paid to the residential service provider by the Ministry of Health to help with the cost of residential care.

  • Who can get it

    You may get a Residential Support Subsidy if:

    • you are assessed as needing residential care
    • you need this care because of your physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric disability drug and alcohol or disabling chronic health condition
    • your disability is not age-related.
  • How much you can get

    This depends on your circumstances. Most of your benefit or pension goes to the care provider to help pay for your care. You keep a personal allowance.

  • How to apply

    Your care provider will apply for a Residential Support Subsidy for you. Contact us on 0800 999 779 to talk about your circumstances.

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This information is a guide only.

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