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.

Abbreviated List of Qualifying Service for the Veterans' Support Act 2015 (as at 1 October 2015') [PDF, 257 KB]

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What's new?

Work on our website

We're doing work on our website. Some pages are down, and you may find some broken links. Please contact us for help if you can't find what you need.

Veterans' Affairs Mailing Address

The mailing address for all Applications and Correspondence to be posted to Veterans' Affairs should now be: Veterans' Affairs PO Box 5146 Wellington, 6145 Pages on our website have been updated to...

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