The support you may be able to get depends on your circumstances.Currently servingSupport while you're still serving.Ex-servingSupport once your regular service has finished.Family and whānauHere's how we can support you, and how you can support your family and whānau.Non-military personnelNon-military personnel can have Qualifying Operational Service in certain circumstances.
We're proud to honour the service of the veteran community.Services Cemeteries and memorialsWe help look after Services Cemeteries. We're also able to contribute towards memorial plaques and headstones.Commemorative fundingThere are two types of financial contributions available from the Commemorative Fund.Medals and service recordsThe NZ Defence Force's Personnel Archives and Medals team administer medals and hold most New Zealand military service records.When someone diesWe may be able to provide support when someone who had Qualifying Service dies.Your family's military historyLearning more about your family's military history is a great way to honour their service.Certificate of Appreciation and Veterans' PinsThe Certificate of Appreciation and Veteran's Pin recognise operational service.
To be eligible to receive support from us, you—or certain family members—need to have Qualifying Service.Check your eligibilityCheck the support, services, or entitlements you may be able to get from us.Understand Qualifying ServiceYou—or certain family members—need Qualifying Service to be able to get support from us.Living outside NZYou can still get support from us even if you live outside NZ.Eligibility criteria for family and dependantsYou may be able to get support if you're the spouse, partner, child or dependant of someone with Qualifying Service.Veterans of foreign militariesVeterans' Affairs New Zealand was established to support New Zealand veterans.Deployment reviewWe are reviewing deployments since 1 April 1974 to determine if they should be considered Qualifying Operational Service.
We put veterans and our clients at the heart of everything we do.
If you have a question at any stage please contact us—we're here to help.
How we'll work with youWe'll work with you to help you get the best support available.Your treatment cardYour treatment card helps you get no-cost treatment and medication for your approved conditions.Your rights and responsibilitiesWe want to make sure you have the best possible experience when you deal with us.PaymentsInformation on payment rates and dates.How we make decisionsWe use a number of tools and processes to make decisions. This helps ensure each decision we make is fair and treats our clients consistently.Living outside NZYou can still get support from us even if you live outside NZ.Other benefitsYou may be able to access a range of discounts and benefits. Not only that, your family may get access too.
Information for providers of services to Veterans' Affairs and our clients.Treatment cards and lettersTo help you identify our clients, we issue treatment cards and letters.Invoicing usHow to invoice us to ensure we pay you quickly and correctly.Treating our clientsInformation for healthcare professionals providing treatment to our clients.Councils and local authoritiesGuidance for councils and local authorities relating to services cemeteries and memorials
Applications open for 2019-20 research funding
The Veterans' Health Advisory Panel (the Panel) is seeking applications from New Zealand-based researchers (individuals or teams) interested in undertaking research projects which improve the mental, physical, and social health outcomes of New Zealand veterans.
The Panel has developed Guiding Principles for Investment (Guiding Principles) to attract proposals that demonstrate the research goals of,—
- recognising a broad holistic view of health
- having impact in terms of policy and practice outcomes
- being relevant to New Zealand veterans, including Māori
- focusing on contemporary veterans
- where appropriate, aiming for collaborative partnerships and co-design.
A two stage application process is being used.
Completion of the funding round process, from the public call for applications to contract signing, could take approximately six months. The deadline for Stage 1 inquiry proposals is noon, Tuesday, 28 January 2020.
The research application pack includes information on:
- the type of research we are seeking
- the funding available
- our two stage application process, including the Stage 1 inquiry proposal format (and template application form)
- the Panel, and our role in funding research
- our Guiding Principles for Investment
- veterans, and the support provided by Veterans' Affairs
- Panel contact details and where to send inquiry proposals.