The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick currently serving and retired members of the NZDF. Last year we sent 12 competitors – this...
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.
- 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.
Most requested services and information
- Case management - case managers assess needs and connect veterans and their families with services within their community.
Pensions, entitlements and reimbursements - there are a number of entitlements veterans or their families may be eligible for.
- Information sheets and forms - these can be found under our resources section along with other useful information.
From 1 June 2015, we'll no longer operate a fax number. You won't be able to contact us by fax, but can still contact us by phone, mail or email.