Independence Allowance (for Permanent Impairment)

Independence Allowance is calculated as a weekly entitlement and paid:

  • fortnightly within New Zealand, and
  • 4-weekly overseas.

This rate will be updated from 1 July 2017.

Rates from 1 April 2016:

 Impairment %

Weekly Rate ($)

5-7

10.91

   8-12

21.81

13-17

32.71

18-22

43.61

23-25

54.52

26-30

65.42

31-32

76.32

33-37

87.22

38-41

98.13

42-47

109.03

48-49

119.93

50

130.83

51

141.74

52-54

152.64

55-57

163.54

58-61

174.45

62-66

185.35

67

196.26

68-74

207.15

75

218.06

76

228.96

77

239.87

78

250.76

79

261.67

80

272.57

81

294.37

82

316.18

83

337.98

84

359.80

85-100

383.78

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