Service-related allowances and grants
There are a number of special allowances and grants for veterans and their relatives.
Who can get it
Veterans who live in New Zealand may be able to get the following payments:
- attendant allowances – these help veterans with disabilities remain in their own home.
- car loans
- clothing allowances
- funeral grants
- gallantry awards – for decorated veterans with disabilities
- hearing aid grants
- medical care – this pays for medical treatment and equipment to help veterans with disabilities
- transport and travelling expenses – this pays for travel to medical appointments (and sometimes other travel) for veterans with disabilities.
Relatives of veterans may be able to get the following payments:
- children's pensions – for the dependent child of a veteran if the veteran is totally disabled or has died due to service
- War Orphan’s Pension – these are paid to the dependent child of a sole parent whose death was due to service, or who was disabled at the time of their death
- war bursaries – these are paid to the children of Veterans who have or had disabilities
- Surviving Spouse or Partner pension - a payment for pepole whose partner has died from disabilities caused by a a war.
For more information
For more information about these allowances and grants contact Veterans' Affairs on:
- 0800 4 VETERAN (0800 4 838 372)
If you are deaf, hearing-impaired or find it hard to communicate by phone you may send a message to our Deaf Link free-fax 0800 621 621.