Proud to serve and support New Zealand veterans and their families 

Who is a veteran?

New Zealand veterans are aged from 19 to more than a hundred years old. They include retired people, those in civilian life, and currently-serving personnel. There are around 31,000 New Zealand veterans.

The Veterans’ Support Act 2014 provides entitlements for veterans with qualifying service, which may be either:
  • Qualifying routine service in the armed forces before 1 April 1974; or
  • Qualifying operational service – on a deployment treated as a war or emergency for the purposes of the War Pensions Act 1954, or on a deployment which has been declared operational service under the Veterans’ Support Act 2014. You will find a list of deployments which have been declared as qualifying operational service in the attachment below.

List of deployments which have been declared as qualifying operational service [PDF, 199 KB].

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What's new?

Rates for 2015

Pursuant to sections 30, 31 and 170 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, the Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations 2015 and the Veterans Support (War Pension Rates) Order 2015, the...

Veterans' Affairs News Special Edition

Welcome to this special end of year edition of Veterans’ Affairs News. In this issue we aim to help you understand the way we will be changing our...

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