Veteran's Pension

Veteran's Pension is a fortnightly payment for veterans who have qualifying operational service in the New Zealand Armed Forces.

Information

When you get Veteran's Pension you will automatically be issued with a Veteran SuperGold card.

Who can get it

You may qualify for Veteran's Pension if you:

  • have served in the New Zealand Armed Forces on Qualifying Operational Service
  • are 65 or over
  • either:
    • are a New Zealand citizen
    • are a permanent resident, or
    • hold a residence class visa
  • are ordinarily resident in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau when you apply
  • have lived in New Zealand for at least 10 years since you turned 20
  • have lived in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau (or a combination of these) for at least 5 years since you turned 50.

When we say 'you live' or 'you've lived', we mean you normally live in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau and that's where your home is.

linksContact us

This information is a guide only.

Contact the Veteran's Pension Centre to talk about your individual circumstances.