Welcome to the second edition of the Veterans' Affairs News for 2015. Includes a message from the Minister of Veterans Affairs and updates on some of our
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.
Why should we remember Passchendaele? To raise awareness of the Battle of Passchendaele, the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs is sponsoring a yearly competition.