Youth Service
Youth & Young Parent Payments

WestREAP has a Youth Services team of three.  Youth Facilitator Abbey Johansson (left) is based in Hokitika, and her counterpart Pippa Sluis (middle) is based in Greymouth. Rachel Kahl (right) handles Youth Service administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may get Youth Payment if you:

  • are 16 or 17

  • have no dependent children

  • are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • normally live in New Zealand and intend to stay here.

 

You must also:

  • be in, or available for either:

    • full time education

    • training

    • work-based learning leading towards an NCEA level 2 qualification, or an equivalent or higher qualification

  • work with a Youth Service provider who will help you manage your money

  • attend a budgeting course.

You may get the Young Parent Payment if you:

  • are 16-19 years old

  • have a dependent child or children

  • are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • normally live in New Zealand and intend to stay here.

You must also:

  • be in, or available for, full time education, training or work-based learning leading towards an NCEA level 2 qualification, or an equivalent or higher qualification

  • be in a teen parent unit if your child is one year old, or from six months old if there is a place available for you

  • work with a Youth Service provider who will help you manage your money

  • attend a budgeting course

  • attend a parenting course to develop your parenting skills

  • enrol your child (or children) at a medical centre or with a doctor

  • register your children under five with a WellChild, like Plunket, and make sure they have regular checkups with this provider

  • have your child (or children) attend Early Childhood Education or other suitable childcare when you are in education, training or work-based learning or part-time work.

Useful links:-

https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/youth-payment.html 

https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/young-parent-payment.html

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CONTACT US

0800 927 327

03 755 8700

reception@westreap.org.nz

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