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New Zealand: Government will increase income of 346,000 families with Kovid support

Wellington: The New Zealand government will increase the income of 346,000 households by an average of $20 ($14) per week as part of new support measures amid COVID-19. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

this is the priority of the government

said Ardern, "Ending poverty for young children is the priority of this government. These changes are targeted at the lowest income households." New Zealanders with a family income of less than $40,000 benefit the most, with an average New Zealand increase of $26 per week.

It will make a difference- Ardern

said Ardern, "This change is also on top of our significant boost to benefit rates between New Zealand $32 and New Zealand $55 per adult earlier this year and there is only one extra thing we can do for families in these difficult times. I know it will make a difference."

In the changes announced on Saturday, the exemption rate for the family tax credit will increase from 25 percent to 27 percent.

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