Our Kaumātua grant scheme assists kaumātua aged 60 years and over.
This grant can be used to purchase the medical items below to help with maintaining or improving the health and wellbeing of our kaumātua.
Each year kaumātua can apply once for each individual category up to the amount specified:
||Travel (Specialist and/or hospital treatment and/or travel over 30km radius)
||Eye treatment (Glasses and eye checks only)
Surgery costs are not covered in any of the above treatments
Applicants must provide:
- Application completed in full.
- A copy of a paid account or quote from your preferred medical provider.
- Verified bank details, NZ account only (bank deposit slip or statement).
- Quote or receipt cannot be more than 3 months old.
The Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board is a registered charity in New Zealand.
Kaumātua Medical grants can only be approved for registered members who reside in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Grant has to be utilised with a New Zealand based medical service provider.
Kaumātua Medical Grant applications are processed on a monthly basis.
Applications are required to be received by the 10th of each month for payment on the 20th of each month.