44 days ago

New seminar for migrants this Thursday

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Upcoming seminar - 11th March on WINZ services at 11am-Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Information will be presented in English and translated into Mandarin and cover topics such as ...
How long do you have to live in NZ to qualify for NZ Superannuation?
How long can I go overseas?
Overseas pensions and their effect on NZ Superannuation
Going into a Rest Home and Residential Care Subsidy
Disability Allowance
Living Alone Payment
What can the spouse receive when they are under 65 and the partner receives NZ Superannuation?
Accommodation Supplement
Please note that registrations are ESSENTIAL to ensure we meet attendance requirements. The seminar will go ahead at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2, with appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices in place. To register, email migrant.cabchch@gmail.com or zhonghuasoc@gmail.com.

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