If you travel overseas
If you're away from NZ for 26 weeks or less, you may still receive your NZ Superannuation or Veteran's Pension.
Travelling overseas for 26 weeks or less
If you’re out of New Zealand for up to 26 weeks, your NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension may continue to be paid while you’re away.
Travelling overseas for 26 weeks or more
If you’ll be away for longer than 26 weeks, you may be able to keep getting your NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension payments while you’re overseas.
Your other Work and Income support
If you receive extra assistance from Work and Income, you may be able to keep getting these payments for the first 28 days you’re overseas. Extra assistance includes the Disability Allowance, Accommodation Supplement, and Temporary Additional Support.
Contact Work and Income to ask about this 2 weeks before you leave the country. You’ll need your client number and your departure date.
Doing humanitarian or missionary work overseas
If you’re going overseas to do voluntary work for a recognised aid agency — such as the Red Cross, Volunteer Services Abroad or World Vision — you can get your NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension paid for up to 156 weeks (3 years).
If you go overseas to do missionary work, you can receive your NZ Super or Veteran’s Pension for 26 weeks, as long as you’re back in New Zealand within 30 weeks.