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Te Tono mō Best Start Apply for Best Start


Gather your information

Before applying you will need:

  • IRD numbers for you and your partner
  • your bank account number
  • your MSD client number (if you receive a benefit).

Go to SmartStart website

The SmartStart website is where you register your baby and where you apply for Best Start. 

Select the second link in the primary navigation bar of the SmartStart website.

Select Start a new birth registration

The Start a new birth registration button

Check the Best Start box

In the form, select yes under the heading Do you want to apply for Best Start now? 

A yes/no toggle button

What happens next

My responsibilities