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Other payments payment rates

Other payment rates as of 1 April 2020.

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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 aid Weekly amount
One hearing aid (monaural) NZD$1.12
Two hearing aids (binaural) NZD$2.27
Retirement Lump Sum

A Retirement Lump Sum is a one-time payment of NZD$35,552.80

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 circumstances Threshold amount
Couple without a house or vehicle NZD$323,207.30
Single with or without a house or vehicle NZD$538,678.83
Couple with either a house or vehicle NZD$538,678.83
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 circumstances Weekly amount
Loss of two limbs or parts of two limbs NZD$24.53
Loss of leg or part of leg NZD$23.68
Loss of arm or part or arm NZD$17.15
Needing to use a mechanical appliance NZD$17.15
Soiling of clothing NZD$17.15
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$26.63
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$33.15
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$19,784.18
Severe lower body impairment NZD$8,903.46
Needing modified controls NZD$3,194.31