If you die

If you die there may be a number of services and entitlements that your family can get.

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NZ Defence Force supports

The NZ Defence Force has a specially trained team to offer help and support to families if a member dies in service or experiences a serious injury.

Casualty support information on the NZ Defence Force Health website(external link)

Support if you have Qualifying Operational Service

Qualifying Operational Service explained

Your family may be able to get:

Funeral expenses

Plaques and headstone funding

Burial in a Services Cemetery

Survivor's Grant

Weekly Compensation for Families

Vocational Rehabilitation

Child Care Payments