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's Senior Services

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.

Seniors - What's the latest?

Accommodation Supplement

About 800 current Work and Income or Seniors clients are not currently being paid the right Accommodation Supplement amount.

If you’re worried you might be one of these clients, you don’t need to contact us – we’ll call you to talk to you about what it means for you.

NZ Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension payment rate changes from 1 April

NZ Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension rates will increase by 2.73 per cent on 1 April, so that the married rate continues to equal 66% of the average net wage.

New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension

Approaching 65?

You may be eligible for New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super) or Veteran's Pension when you turn 65.

Extra help and financial support

There is additional support available to help with your health, help you at home and keep you safe. If you're a caregiver, there is also financial support available.

Office for Seniors 

The Office for Seniors:

  • liaises with the Seniors sector
  • provides information to government and non-government agencies on issues affecting Seniors
  • promotes and monitors the Positive Ageing Strategy
  • provides services to the Minister for Seniors.

For information, visit the:

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