10 Jul 2017

Intellectually disabled daughter 'robbed' by WINZ, father says

From Checkpoint, 5:18 pm on 10 July 2017

A father of two intellectually disabled children has accused Work and Income of robbing his daughter of her benefit after it was suspended for nearly three weeks while the pair were overseas.

Cliff Robinson, the parent of two adult children with intellectual disabilities has fought for a decent wage for fulltime parent caregivers over the last 15 years.  The pay increase for caregivers gas gone up drastically but exclude people in his situation.

Cliff Robinson, who has two adult children with intellectual disabilities, says it's "petty" his daughter's benefit was suspended while they took a holiday. Photo: RNZ/ Brad White