Who pays?

What jobs are funded, and who pays?

For other services not mentioned here, it is expected that organisations pay for NZSL interpreting services as part of ensuring access for all New Zealanders and recognising New Zealand Sign Language as an official language of New Zealand.

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Funding information


 

New Zealand Government agencies and Crown entities

THEY PAY

Police, Work and Income (WINZ),  Oranga Tamariki (old CYFS),  ACC,  Courts,  Councils, DHB Hospitals,  Parliament

Health and disability services

PAID VIA DEAF AOTEAROA ISIGN

Health appointments,  GPs,  Private hospitals,  Parenting and childcare,  Disability services, Legal appointments,  Driving tests,  Funerals and Tangi,  Support services (eg: Women’s Refuge)

Employment / Work training

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Interpreting services for work jobs may be paid for by WORKBRIDGE Job Support Funds or Training Support Funds.

Deaf people must apply to Workbridge for access to this funding. Deaf Aotearoa Facilitators can help you with your application.

Schools

PAID VIA DEAF AOTEAROA ISIGN

Deaf parents’ access to their children’s schooling, eg: enrolments, parent-teacher interviews, special assemblies, prize-givings school productions.

Banks

Appointments with banks can be made through your own bank or through iSign, we have a supplier arrangement with all major banks and these are free to customers.

Not funded

CUSTOMER PAYS

Churches,  Family reunions,  Weddings,  Parties

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