In addition to the above grants, anyone who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces prior to December 1947 could be eligible to a free or subsidised cemetery plot in the Services Lawn Cemetery. This may also apply to those who served in Korea, J. Force, Malaya or United Nation Peace Keeping Forces.
The Veteran’s Pension gives entitlement to a lump sum payment on the death of the veteran and a lesser amount on the death of the partner.
A Surviving Spouses Pension is available to the partners of veterans who have died while on specified service, or if they were in receipt of a War Disablement Pension (of at least 70%) at the time of death, or their death is attributable to their service.
Contact Veterans’ Affairs NZ on 0800 483 8372 (0800 4 VETERAN) or to view more information on Veterans affairs click here