Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Maximum Contribution Applying in Each Territorial Local Authority Region From 1 July 2017

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 2017 and replaces the previous maximum contribution notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 9 June 2016, Issue No. 53, Notice No. 2016-go3295.

The daily GST exclusive contract price for rest home services has been increased by 1.8%, $9.41 has been added, 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

977.90

Whangarei District

Northland

1002.05

Kaipara District

Northland

977.90

Rodney District

Waitemata

1029.21

North Shore City

Waitemata

1059.10

Waitakere City

Waitemata

1035.23

Auckland City

Auckland

1062.95

Manukau City

Counties Manukau

1051.12

Papakura District

Counties Manukau

1029.21

Franklin District

Counties Manukau

999.04

Thames-Coromandel District

Waikato

982.10

Hauraki District

Waikato

982.10

Waikato District

Waikato

982.10

Matamata-Piako District

Waikato

982.10

Hamilton City

Waikato

1010.17

Waipa District

Waikato

982.10

Otorohanga District

Waikato

973.91

South Waikato District

Waikato

973.91

Waitomo District

Waikato

977.97

Taupo District

Lakes

1002.05

Western Bay of Plenty District

Bay of Plenty

999.04

Tauranga District

Bay of Plenty

1015.77

Rotorua District

Lakes

1002.05

Whakatane District

Bay of Plenty

994.00

Kawerau District

Bay of Plenty

977.90

Opotiki District

Bay of Plenty

977.90

Gisborne District

Tairawhiti

980.00

Wairoa District

Hawke’s Bay

997.85

Hastings District

Hawke’s Bay

997.85

Napier City

Hawke’s Bay

997.85

Central Hawke’s Bay District

Hawke’s Bay

997.85

New Plymouth District

Taranaki

997.85

Stratford District

Taranaki

977.90

South Taranaki District

Taranaki

982.10

Ruapehu District

Waikato

977.97

Wanganui District

Whanganui

982.10

Rangitikei District

Whanganui

977.90

Manawatu District

MidCentral

977.90

Palmerston North City

MidCentral

994.00

Tararua District

MidCentral

977.90

Horowhenua District

MidCentral

977.90

Kapiti Coast District

MidCentral and Capital & Coast

1002.05

Porirua City

Capital & Coast

1002.05

Upper Hutt City

Hutt Valley

994.00

Lower Hutt City

Hutt Valley

1017.59

Wellington City

Capital & Coast

1035.58

Masterton District

Wairarapa

980.00

Carterton District

Wairarapa

977.90

South Wairarapa District

Wairarapa

977.90

Tasman District

Nelson Marlborough

1021.93

Nelson City

Nelson Marlborough

1021.93

Marlborough District

Nelson Marlborough

994.00

Kaikoura District

Canterbury

999.04

Buller District

West Coast

973.91

Grey District

West Coast

973.91

Westland District

West Coast

973.91

Hurunui District

Canterbury

982.10

Waimakariri District

Canterbury

999.04

Christchurch City

Canterbury

1005.90

Banks Peninsula District

Canterbury

1005.90

Selwyn District

Canterbury

999.04

Ashburton District

Canterbury

986.02

Timaru District

South Canterbury

982.10

Waimate District

South Canterbury

973.91

Waitaki District

Southern

973.91

Central Otago District

Southern

977.90

Queenstown-Lakes District

Southern

1018.15

Dunedin City

Southern

994.00

Clutha District

Southern

973.91

Southland District

Southern

973.91

Gore District

Southern

973.91

Invercargill City

Southern

977.90


Copies of the maximum contribution amounts and other information about income and asset testing can be found on the Ministry of Health website at: www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-people/long-term-residential-care/maximum-contribution.

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 6th day of June 2017.

CHAI CHUAH, Director-General of Health.