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Have your say on the KiwiSaver Amendment Bill

Have your say on the KiwiSaver (Foster Parents Opting in for Children in their Care) Amendment Bill

The Social Services and Community Committee is seeking public submissions on a bill that would make it possible for foster parents, or kin carers, to open a KiwiSaver account for a foster child in their care. At present, foster parents must apply to their social worker to open a KiwiSaver account for a foster child.

The bill would amend section 35 of the KiwiSaver Act 2006 by allowing the following people to opt in to KiwiSaver:

• 16 and 17-year-olds in foster care who jointly with one of their foster parents contract directly with a KiwiSaver provider

• Children under 16 in foster care if one of their foster parents contracts directly with a KiwiSaver provider.

Tell the Social Services and Community Committee what you think
Send your submission on the bill by midnight on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

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