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 situation.

Information

These rates are based on having an 'M' tax code. If you're on another tax code, you may get less.

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.

If you:

After tax (fortnightly)

Before tax (fortnightly)

live alone or with a dependent child $847.66 $981.46

live with someone who's either:

  • 18 or older (unless they're a dependent child)
  • visiting and staying for more than 13 weeks.
$782.44 $902.58

Couple

Your situation

After tax (fortnightly):

Before tax (fortnightly)

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

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).

$652.04 each $744.54 each
Only one of you meets the criteria for NZ Super or Veteran's Pension $652.04 $744.54

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 (fortnightly)

Before tax (fortnightly)

Up to $619.76 each

Up to $705.26 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.