War Disablement Pension

War Disablement Pension is a fortnightly payment for people who have a disability caused by a war or other emergency they served in.

Who can get it

You may get the War Disablement Pension if you have a disability caused by a war or other emergency you served in as a member of any one of the following:

  • New Zealand Armed Forces in a war or other emergency, or on routine service before 1 April 1974
  • New Zealand Mercantile Marine during World War II
  • Mercantile Marine of another Commonwealth country during World War II (as long as you lived in New Zealand immediately before the war)
  • Forces of another Commonwealth country during a war or other emergency (as long as you lived in New Zealand immediately before the war or emergency)
  • Emergency Reserve Corps.

This information is a guide only. Contact Veterans' Affairs New Zealand (VANZ) to talk about your individual circumstances.

How much you can get

This depends on your circumstances. Contact VANZ to find out the current rates.

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How to apply

Contact VANZ on 0800 4 VETERAN (0800 4 838 372) to talk about your circumstances and they’ll explain how to apply.