Aged Care Assistance

Aged Care Assistance

Under the aged care policy, funding has been allocated to the following tiers. Amounts are payable to each person, per 12 month period.


  • • Registered hapū members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust aged 60 years and over are eligible for the program.
    • Overseas applicants are eligible but the amounts are in $NZD.

Levels of Assistance

Tier One – Health Related Expenses: up to $300.00

Health Related Expenses are limited to:

  • GP Visits & GP referred specialist visits

Tier Two – Quality of Life Products: up to $1000.00

Quality of life products are limited to:

  • Hearing aids
  • Prescription glasses
  • Dentures

Residential Care Support: up to $5000.00 (amounts claimed in tiers 1 and 2 will be deducted from tier 3)

Residential care includes the following types of long term care provided in a rest home or hospital:

  • rest home care
  • continuing care (hospital)
  • dementia care
  • specialised hospital care (psychogeriatric care)

Apply by downloading the application form here. Forms are also available from Whare Ora; 230 Kupe St, Orākei.


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