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Proud to serve and support New Zealand veterans and their families
Who is a veteran?
New Zealand veterans are aged from 19 to more than a hundred years old. They include retired people, those in civilian life, and currently-serving personnel. There are around 31,000 New Zealand veterans.
- Qualifying routine service in the armed forces before 1 April 1974; or
- Qualifying operational service – on a deployment treated as a war or emergency for the purposes of the War Pensions Act 1954, or on a deployment which has been declared operational service under the Veterans’ Support Act 2014. You will find a list of deployments which have been declared as qualifying operational service in the attachment below.
Most requested services and information
The mailing address for all Applications and Correspondence to be posted to Veterans' Affairs should now be: Veterans' Affairs PO Box 5146 Wellington, 6145 Pages on our website have been updated to...