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NZ Super payments are made every second Tuesday. If there’s a public holiday, payments are made earlier.
NZ Superannuation is a universal payment for NZ citizens and residents who are 65 or older.
How much NZ Superannuation you get paid depends on whether you have a partner and your living arrangements.
If you've served in NZ's Armed Forces during a war or a recognised emergency, you can apply for a Veteran’s Pension. In some cases your spouse or partner may also qualify for one.
You'll get a higher amount of NZ Superannuation or Veteran's Pension if you're single and live by yourself. This takes into account the extra costs of running a household on your own.
If you lived or worked in another country you may be able to get their social security pension. When you apply for NZ Superannuation or the Veteran's Pension, apply for these pensions at the same time.
If you live overseas, you may be able to keep getting some or all of your NZ Superannuation or Veteran's Pension. What you’ll get depends on where you go and how long you’ve lived in New Zealand.
If you’re getting NZ Superannuation or the Veteran’s Pension, you must let Work and Income know of changes to personal information such as your address, your relationship or your living arrangements.
If you're away from NZ for 26 weeks or less, you may still receive your NZ Superannuation or Veteran's Pension.
You can get ACC payments and NZ Super payments at the same time, but only for 2 years.
Page last updated: 27 April 2017
Date printed: 01/12/2021