NZ Super and Veteran's Pension payment rates

New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension are paid fortnightly on a Tuesday. How much you get depends on your living situation and your tax rate.

Information

It doesn't matter how much income you get but it may affect the tax you need to pay on your pension.

NZ Super and Veteran's Pension are taxable payments, so any income you receive may affect what tax code you need to use. If you have any questions about your tax obligations, please contact Inland Revenue.

For help working out what tax code to use for your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension visit Work out my tax code on the Inland Revenue website.

These payment rates are updated on 1 April every year.

  • Single

    If you're single, it doesn't matter how much income you have - it won't affect your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension payments, unless you get an overseas pension.

    If you get an overseas pension, talk to us about how this could affect your payments.

    Payment (each fortnight):

    If you:

    Before tax:

    'M' tax code:

    'S' (17.5%) tax code :

    'SH' (30%) tax code:

    'ST' (33%) tax code:

    'SA' (39%) tax code:

    live alone or with a dependent child $1013.28 $873.88 $836.18 $709.68 $679.32 $618.60

    live with someone who's either:

    • 18 or older (unless they're a dependent child)
    • visiting and staying for more than 13 weeks.
    $932.06 $806.66 $768.96 $652.46 $624.50 $568.58
  • Couple

    It doesn't matter how much income you and your partner have - it won't affect your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension payments, unless either of you get an overseas pension (talk to us about how this could affect your payments).

    Payment (each fortnight):

    Your situation

    Before tax:

    'M' tax code:

    'S' (17.5%) tax code:

    'SH' (30%) tax code:

    'ST' (33%) tax code:

    'SA' (39%) tax code:

    Both you and your partner meet the criteria for NZ Super or Veteran's Pension

    $768.92 each $672.22 each $634.52 each $538.52 each $515.48 each $469.40 each
    Only one of you meets the criteria for NZ Super or Veteran's Pension $768.92 $672.22 $634.52 $538.52 $515.48 $469.40
  • Your partner is included in your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension

    Before 9 November 2020, you could include your partner in your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension payments. You could do this if you qualified for NZ Super or Veteran's Pension but your partner didn't (eg, they were under 65).

    If your partner is included in your payments, your rate will be:

    After tax on 'M' tax code (fortnightly)

    Before tax (fortnightly)

    Up to $638.94 each

    Up to $728.64 each

    If you or your partner get any other income, it will affect your payment rate.

  • Getting other payments from us

    If you get other payments from us, eg, Accommodation Supplement or Disability Allowance, any income you get may affect these payments.