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Applying for NZ Superannuation

NZ Superannuation is a universal payment for NZ citizens and residents who are 65 or older.

You need to apply for NZ Super. You do not automatically get it once you turn 65.

Who can get NZ Super

If you’re aged 65 years or older you may be able to get NZ Super payments and a SuperGold card.

Check the Work and Income website for details about who can get it.

NZ Super overview

If you cannot get NZ Super or other benefits

When to apply for NZ Super

You can apply now for NZ Super if either:

  • your 65th birthday is in the next 12 weeks, or
  • you’re already 65.

If you’re 64 and you’re not turning 65 in the next 12 weeks, you need to come back and apply when your birthday is in the next 12 weeks.

How to apply for NZ Super

Visit the Work and Income website to apply.

Apply for NZ Super

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