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Superannuation payments

Maximum payment rates

New Zealand Superannuation payments are made fortnightly into your bank account, on a Tuesday.

What you are paid depends on your personal circumstances. Here are some of the more common rates of payment:

NZ Superannuation and Veteran's Pension rates at 1 April 2014

Pension type

Net weekly rate
(after tax at ‘M’ code)

Net fortnightly rate (after tax at ‘M’ code)

Single, living alone

$366.94

$733.88

Single, sharing

$338.71

$677.42

Married, civil union or de facto couple,
one qualifies

$282.26

$564.52

Married, civil union or de facto couple,
both qualify (each)

Married, civil union, or de facto couple,
both qualify (total)

$282.26




$564.52

$564.52




$1129.04

Married, civil union, or de facto couple,
only one partner qualifies and the other partner is “included” in payments (total)

$536.54

$1073.08

NZ Superannuation and Veteran's Pension rates at 1 April 2013

Pension type

Net weekly rate
(after tax at ‘M’ code)

Net fortnightly rate (after tax at ‘M’ code)

Single, living alone

$357.42

$714.84

Single, sharing

$329.93

$659.86

Married, civil union or de facto couple,
one qualifies

$274.94

$549.88

Married, civil union or de facto couple,
both qualify (each)

Married, civil union, or de facto couple,
both qualify (total)

$274.94




$549.88

$549.88




$1099.76

Married, civil union, or de facto couple,
only one partner qualifies and the other partner is “included” in payments (total)

$522.62

$1045.24


Payment dates

New Zealand Superannuation is paid fortnightly on a Tuesday.


Tax

When you apply for New Zealand Superannuation you will need to choose the tax code you want to use for your payments. If you need help choosing your tax code, please contact:

  • Inland Revenue: 0800 227 774 (please have your IRD number handy).
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