Children/Supported children - benefit/extra help definition
Definition of children/supported children when talking about benefits.
By 'children' we mean anyone under 18 who lives with you and whom you financially support - this includes stepchildren, children at boarding school, adopted or whāngai children, grandchildren or mokopuna. It doesn't include children who are financially supporting themselves or working full-time, or anyone you are being paid a Work and Income Orphans Benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit, or a Child Youth and Family payment for.
Please note: this definition is different from that for the Student Allowance.