Under section 152 of the Social Security Act 1964, the Director-General of Health is required to notify the maximum contribution that applies in each region for long-term aged residential care.
The maximum contribution is the maximum weekly amount (inclusive of GST) that a resident assessed as requiring long-term residential care (through a needs assessment and service coordination agency) is required to pay for contracted care services provided to them in the region in which their rest home or continuing care hospital is located.
The maximum contribution is the same for all residents regardless of the type of contracted care services they receive. It is equivalent to the rest home contract price applying to residential care facilities in each territorial local authority region.
The maximum contribution set by this New Zealand Gazette notice applies from 1 July 2015 and replaces the previous maximum contribution notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 11 September 2014, No. 109, page 3035.
The daily GST exclusive contract price for rest home services has been increased by 0.7%, GST has been added and the result has been multiplied by seven to determine the new maximum contribution. The calculations are rounded to two decimal places at each step.
|Region: Territorial Local Authority||District Health Board||Maximum Contribution Weekly (GST Inclusive)
|Far North District||Northland||879.20|
|North Shore City||Waitemata||958.09|
|Manukau City||Counties Manukau||950.32|
|Papakura District||Counties Manukau||929.11|
|Franklin District||Counties Manukau||899.78|
|South Waikato District||Waikato||875.35|
|Western Bay of Plenty District||Bay of Plenty||899.78|
|Tauranga District||Bay of Plenty||915.95|
|Whakatane District||Bay of Plenty||894.81|
|Kawerau District||Bay of Plenty||879.20|
|Opotiki District||Bay of Plenty||879.20|
|Wairoa District||Hawke’s Bay||898.59|
|Hastings District||Hawke’s Bay||898.59|
|Napier City||Hawke’s Bay||898.59|
|Central Hawke’s Bay District||Hawke’s Bay||898.59|
|New Plymouth District||Taranaki||898.59|
|South Taranaki District||Taranaki||883.26|
|Palmerston North City||MidCentral||894.81|
|Kapiti Coast District||MidCentral and Capital & Coast||902.58|
|Porirua City||Capital & Coast||902.58|
|Upper Hutt City||Hutt Valley||894.81|
|Lower Hutt City||Hutt Valley||917.77|
|Wellington City||Capital & Coast||935.27|
|South Wairarapa District||Wairarapa||879.20|
|Tasman District||Nelson Marlborough||922.04|
|Nelson City||Nelson Marlborough||922.04|
|Marlborough District||Nelson Marlborough||894.81|
|Buller District||West Coast||875.35|
|Grey District||West Coast||875.35|
|Westland District||West Coast||875.35|
|Banks Peninsula District||Canterbury||906.36|
|Timaru District||South Canterbury||883.26|
|Waimate District||South Canterbury||875.35|
|Central Otago District||Southern||879.20|
Copies of the maximum contribution amounts and other information about income and asset testing can be found on the Ministry of Health website at
Needs assessment and service coordination agencies, Specialised Processing Services, Work and Income of the Ministry of Social Development and residential care providers, will also be able to advise the maximum contributions applying in each region.
Dated at Wellington this 14th day of June 2015.
CHAI CHUAH, Director-General of Health.