Rates for family payments

Payment rates for family entitlements, from 1 April 2018:

Children's, Dependant's, Surviving Spouse (or Partner) Pensions

These pensions are paid fortnightly within New Zealand (4-weekly overseas) but calculated as weekly entitlements.

PensionWeekly amount
Surviving Spouse or Partner Pension 164.84
Children's Pension 176.51
Dependant's Pension 164.84

Children's Bursary

Children's Bursary is paid once a year.

Annual payment rates for orphans and children of Veteran's Pension recipients

Child's circumstancesPayment amount ($)
Full time schooling, years 9-13 932.90
Full-time study, tertiary 1,106.99
Part-time study, tertiary 466.40

Annual payment rates for all other children

Child's circumstancesPayment amount
Full time schooling, years 9-13 466.42
Full-time study, tertiary 553.47
Part-time study, tertiary 233.19

Survivor's Grant

Survivor's Grant is a lump-sum payment.

Recipient

Amount

Spouse or partner (if more than one, divided between them)

25,649.78

Each child under 18

10,259.91

Each other dependant

10,259.91

Child Care

Child Care is paid fortnightly within New Zealand (4-weekly overseas) but calculated as a weekly entitlement.

Number of children

Weekly rate

1 child

169.00

2 children (per child)

101.39

3 children or more (to be divided by the number of children)

236.62

Funeral Expenses

Funeral Expenses are a lump-sum payment.

Type of expensePayment amount
Funeral costs 2,516.19
Transport of body within the same locality 669.49
Transport of body to different locality 1,338.97

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