Maximum contribution

Under the Social Security Act 1964, the term ‘maximum contribution’ is defined as the maximum weekly amount (GST inclusive) that any resident assessed as requiring care may be required to pay for contracted residential-care services provided in that region.

The maximum contribution is set by the Director-General of Health through a notice in the New Zealand Gazette under the Social Security Act 1964 and varies between Territorial Local Authority (TLA) regions.

This notice lists the maximum weekly amounts (GST inclusive) that a person assessed as needing long-term residential care may be required to pay for contracted care services provided to them. The maximum contribution amounts in the notice apply until a new notice is issued.

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