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Veterans' Affairs over Easter weekend
Veterans' Affairs will be closed over Easter weekend. As a result we will be processing payments early.
Our opening hours
- Our enquiry line will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 13 April 2017.
- We will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 18 April 2017.
If you are in need of urgent assistance over this period, contact.
- 111 in an emergency
- No Duff (external link) , if you or a veteran is in crisis, or
- RSA’s District Support Advisors (external link) .
If you have concerns with services funded by Veterans’ Affairs, contact your service provider directly.
If you are seeking advice on depression, anxiety or another mental health matter you can call the NZDF’s confidential helpline service. It is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It is 0800 NZDF4U (0800 693 348), and is staffed by trained health professionals.
For all non urgent medical advice please phone Healthline on 0800 611 116, contact your GP, or your local after hours medical centre.
Payments that are due to be made on Tuesday 18 April will now be made on Thursday 13 April. Other than being made a few days early, there will be no other changes to payments.