What we can do for
Seniors / Ko ngā Kaumātua
We're here to support people as they age, to be happy, healthy and valued.
The Ministry of Social Development offers a number of different services for seniors. This is a comprehensive resource to describe these services and provide you with appropriate contact information.
If you are aged 65 or over, or about to turn 65, certain entitlements become available to you such as retirement income (NZ Superannuation, Veteran's Pension and Overseas Pensions), discounts and concessions and help with additional costs.
It's important for you to remain up-to-date and well-informed of your rights such as appointing someone as my representative or agent, enduring power of attorney and home equity release.
Your community offers a wide range of support services that can help you and your family such as finding services, volunteering and employment.
Information on the Ministry of Social Development's aims to improve the opportunities for seniors to participate in their communities such as The New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy, older people in New Zealand and Minister’s key priorities.
Information on how to find services to best support your continued personal safety, quality of life and access to reliable help if you need it such as residential care subsidy, household assistance, health related assistance and information for caregivers.
Select from the words below to see what information is available.