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Te tono i tētahi aweretanga turuki tamariki i te wā i rō hōhipera, whare herehere rānei Apply for a child support exemption while in hospital or prison


If you're a prison inmate, hospital or rehabilitation centre patient for at least 13 weeks in a row, you can apply for an exemption to stop or reduce your child support payments.

Gather your information

You will need your IRD number.

Fill in the form and send it to us

Fill in the form or ask someone to fill it out for you and send it to us. You can get an officer of the prison or hospital to fill it in for you. The form will need an official stamp from the prison, hospital or rehabilitation facility.

What happens next

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