The amount you'll be getting depends on your impairment rating. It is paid:
- every two weeks within NZ, or
- every four weeks to overseas accounts
War Disablement Pension payment rates
While receiving it you can't get:
- existing conditions reassessed, or
- new conditions added to your pension.
If you're wanting reassessment or new conditions added you'll need to switch to a Disablement Pension.
New conditions — if accepted as service-related — can still qualify for treatment and rehabilitation.
Your pension will be paid at the maximum rate. You'll get this maximum rate from the day we got your application.
Terminal Lump Sum
This is a one-off payment equivalent to 12 months of your pension paid at the maximum rate. This replaces your pension payments every two weeks for 12 months. The 12-month period is from when we got your application.
If you live longer than 12 months, then your pension will be reinstated from when the 12-month period ends. You — or your family — do not need to pay back your lump sum in any case.
If we receive your completed application on or before your death, the Terminal Lump Sum can be paid to your estate. If you do not make an application, or if the application is received after your death, a Terminal Lump Sum cannot be paid.
Applying for Terminal Rate or Lump Sum
You'll need to fill out an application form for terminal entitlement.
If you have difficulty applying personally then someone that can legally represent you can fill it out.
Application form Terminal Entitlement [PDF, 382 KB]