Veteran's Pension (and Lump Sum on Death)

Payment rates from 1 April 2017:

Veteran's Pension

Veteran's Pension is calculated as a weekly entitlement and paid

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

Situation

Weekly, gross ($)

Single living alone

450.10

Single sharing accomodation

413.60

Relationship – qualifying partner 

340.80

Relationship – non-qualifying partner

645.56

Relationship – non-qualifying partner (at legacy rate)

681.60

Lump Sum (on Death of Veteran or Spouse)

Lump Sum on Death is a one-off payment.

Type

Amount ($)

On death of veteran

5,885.04

If veteran was, before 1 April 1990, receiving a war veteran's allowance under the War Pension's Act 1954

14,838.65

On death of veteran's spouse or partner

4,487.51

Questions about Veteran's Pension and Lump Sums

For information about the Veteran’s Pension and Lump Sum Payments contact the Veterans’ Pension Centre:

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