NZ Super and Veteran's Pension
New Zealand Superannuation
New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super) is a payment you can get when you reach 65 years of age. You need to meet a few conditions such as being a New Zealand citizen/permanent resident and living in New Zealand for a certain amount of time.
- An overview of New Zealand Superannuation
Who can get it, how much you can get, working and getting NZ Super and including your partner in your payments.
- Applying for New Zealand Superannuation
When and how to apply, and what you need to complete your application.
NZ Super/Veteran's Pension payment rates and payment dates.
- Overseas pensions
Applying for an overseas pension you're entitled to.
- Travelling or moving
What happens to your NZ Super, Veteran's Pension or benefit if you travel overseas or come to New Zealand.
- Your obligations
Letting us know about changes in your circumstances.
The Veteran’s Pension is a payment for New Zealand veterans.
It’s paid at the same rate and has most of the same rules as NZ Super, with some extra benefits for veterans and their partner if they have one.
Veteran’s Pension is administered by the Ministry of Social Development on behalf of Veterans’ Affairs.
Who can get it?
If you're a veteran and have reached the qualifying age for NZ Super (65 years) you may be able to get a Veteran’s Pension if you have qualifying service confirmed by Veterans’ Affairs.
Extra benefits for veterans
If you're eligible for Veteran’s Pension and Veterans’ Affairs have assessed you as having a disablement rating of 52% or more, you and your partner may be entitled to extra support including:
- automatic entitlement to a SuperGold Card/Community Services Card
- a lump sum payment when either you or your partner die
- your Veteran’s Pension payments are not reduced if you need long-term hospital care.
Veterans under 65 years
If you're a veteran under 65 years of age, and have a disability as a result of a service related injury or illness, you may qualify for Weekly Income Compensation from Veterans’ Affairs
Other entitlements for veterans
If you’re a veteran, you may be entitled to special benefits or pensions in recognition of your service.
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