Travelling overseas for 26 weeks or less
If you get NZ Super or Veteran's Pension and plan to go overseas for 26 weeks or less, your payments may continue while you're away.
Your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension payments will continue as long as you meet the following criteria:
- you intend to live primarily in New Zealand and
- you consider New Zealand to be your home.
You may not meet these criteria if you spend more time overseas than in New Zealand over the course of a year. If you're not sure, call us to discuss your situation.
Getting other payments from us
If you’re getting other payments from us, eg Winter Energy Payment, Accommodation Supplement, Disability Allowance or Temporary Additional Support, you can only continue to get these payments for up to 28 days while you’re overseas.
Winter Energy Payment is an addtional winter heating payment we give to you automatically along with your New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension.
Winter Energy Payment
What you need to do
If you get other payments from us and you’re going overseas for more than 28 days, you need to tell us about your travel plans.
Our International Services team specialise in paying New Zealand benefits and pensions overseas. They are the best people to contact for questions about getting your New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension if you want to travel or live overseas.