Rates for other awards & allowances

Payment rates from 1 April 2017 for:

Battery Allowance

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

Type

Weekly Rate ($)

Monaural

1.07

Binaural

2.16

Motor Vehicle Grant

Motor Vehicle Grant is a one-off payment.

Type

Amount ($)

Grant for Total Lower Body Impairment

18,880.92

Grant for Severe Lower Body Impairment

8,496.97

Fitting Controls Grant

3,048.47

Retirement Lump Sum

Retirement Lump Sum is a one-off payment.

Lump Sum

Amount ($)

Retirement Lump Sum

33,723.32

Threshold

Amount ($)

Asset Threshold – couple (excl. house or vehicle)

306,575.61

Asset Threshold – single or couple (incl. house or vehicle)

510,959.36

Clothing allowance

Situation

Weekly Rate ($) 

Loss of two limbs or parts

23.41

Loss of leg or part

22.59

Loss of arm or part

16.37

Use of mechanical appliance (maximum)

16.37

Soiling of clothing

16.37

Travel Allowance

Type

Rate ($) 

Travelling Allowance

25.41

UK Gallantry Awards

The Decorations Allowance is calculated as a weekly entitlement and paid:

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

It is available for recipients of United Kingdom Gallantry Awards only.

Type

Weekly Rate ($)

Decorations Allowance

31.64

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