Other payments payment rates

Other payment rates as of 1 April 2019.

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Battery Allowance

Battery Allowance is calculated as a weekly financial support and paid:

  • every two weeks within NZ, or
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

Payment dates

About Battery Allowance

All payment rates are before tax.

Type of health aidWeekly amount
One hearing aid (monaural) NZD$1.10
Two hearing aids (binaural) NZD$2.23
Retirement Lump Sum

A Retirement Lump Sum is a one-time payment of NZD$34,907.02

Retirement Lump Sum information

To be able to receive a Retirement Lump Sum your assets must be under a certain threshold. The threshold amount depends on your circumstances.

All payment rates are before tax.

Your circumstancesThreshold amount
Couple without a house or vehicle NZD$317,336.57
Single with or without a house or vehicle NZD$528,894.29
Couple with either a house or vehicle NZD$528,894.29
Clothing Allowance

Clothing Allowance is calculated as a weekly financial support and paid:

  • every two weeks within NZ, or
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

Payment dates

About Clothing Allowance

All payment rates are before tax.

Your circumstancesWeekly amount
Loss of two limbs or parts of two limbs NZD$24.13
Loss of leg or part of leg NZD$23.29
Loss of arm or part or arm NZD$16.87
Needing to use a mechanical appliance Up to NZD$16.87
Soiling of clothing NZD$16.87
Travel Allowance

Travel Allowance is calculated as a weekly financial support and paid:

  • every two weeks within NZ, or
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

Payment dates

About Travel Allowance

All payment rates are before tax.

Weekly amount
NZD$26.20
Decorations Allowance for United Kingdom gallantry awards

The Decoration Allowance is only available for those that have received a UK gallantry award.

It is calculated as a weekly financial support and paid:

  • every two weeks within NZ, or
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

All payment rates are before tax.

Weekly amount
NZD$32.61
Motor Vehicle Grant

A Motor Vehicle Grant is a one-off payment.

All payment rates are before tax.

Your circumstances

Amount

Total lower body impairment NZD$19,461.13
Sever lower body impairment NZD$8,758.08
Needing modified controls NZD$3,142.15