Changes to carer support

December 1, 2021

The Ministry of Health has announced changes to disability-funded carer support. Carer support claims are going online in early 2022

This should make life easier and means claims will be processed faster. Families can still claim carer support using the present paper-based system. 

In another change, carers can regard their annual carer support as a budget and use this in whatever way works for the family (using the Purchasing Guidelines). 

The budget is designed for carers to get breaks in ways that suit them and their families.

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