Rates for family payments

Payment rates for family entitlements, from 1 July 2017:

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.

Pension

Weekly Rate ($)

Surviving Spouse or Partner Pension

162.63

Dependant’s Pension

162.63

Children's Pension

174.14

Children's Bursary

Children's Bursary is paid once a year.

Children of Veteran's Pensioners

Annual Rate ($)

Full-time Year 9-13

920.38

Full-time Tertiary

1,092.14

Part-time Tertiary

460.14

Other children

 

Full-time Year 9-13  

460.16

Full-time Tertiary

546.04

Part-time Tertiary

230.06

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

10,259.81

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

Amount ($)

Funeral costs

2,482.43

Transportation of body – within same locality

660.51

Transportation of body – to different locality

1,321.00

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