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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 2015

Fortnightly payments

Before tax

Taxed at ‘M’ (if you have no other income)

Single, living alone

$862.20

$749.06

Single, sharing

$792.34

$691.44

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

$652.60 each   


$576.20 each

 

Married, civil union or de facto couple*
(only one partner qualifies)

$618.08 each

 

$547.64 each

* This amount may be affected by other income you receive. Rates at 1 April 2015 (adjusted 1 April each year)

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

Fortnightly payments

Before tax

Taxed at ‘M’ (if you have no other income)

Single, living alone

$843.52

$733.88

Single, sharing

$775.16

$677.42

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

$638.46 each

$564.52 each

Married, civil union, or de facto couple*
(only one partner qualifies)

$604.54 each

$536.54 each

* This amount may be affected by other income you receive. Rates at 1 April 2014 (adjusted 1 April each year)


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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