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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.

The Veterans’ Support Act 2014 provides entitlements for veterans with qualifying service, which may be either:

  • Qualifying routine service in the armed forces before 1 April 1974; or
  • Qualifying operational service [PDF, 124 KB] – deployments treated as wars or emergencies for the War Pensions Act 1954, or declared operational service under the Veterans’ Support Act.

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Veterans' Affairs Newsletter - Xmas 2015

Welcome to Veterans' Affairs News – Xmas 2015 edition...

Note we close from noon Friday 18 December 2015, reopening for business Tuesday, 5 January 2016...

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