NZ Aid Programme student receiving Official Development Assistance funding

Guide to eligibility for publicly funded health and disability services for students and their families.

Eligibility

Students:

Students are eligible for publicly funded health and disability services if they are studying in New Zealand under the New Zealand Aid Programme, and receiving Official Development Assistance funding via a New Zealand Government Scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Criteria: B13, Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011.

Family members:

Children in the care and control of a parent or guardian who meets the criteria above (clause B13, Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011) are also eligible for publicly funded health and disability services.

Criteria: B16, Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011.

Partners of people who meet the criteria above (clause B13, Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011) are also eligible for publicly funded health and disability services.

Criteria: B20, Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011.

Proof of eligibility

Students:

If you are the recipient of the New Zealand Government Scholarship, you will need to show your health service provider:

  • your valid passport with current student permit and
  • a letter of scholarship offer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, signed by you.

Family members:

To prove eligibility of a child or partner of the recipient of the New Zealand Government Scholarship, you will need to show your health service provider:

  • proof of the scholarship recipient's eligibility and
  • the approval letter received from Immigration New Zealand, confirming the family member's application for a visa as a dependent of a recipient of a New Zealand Government Scholarship through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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