Veterans' Support Regulations 2014

Version as at 29 September 2022

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Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014

(LI 2014/369)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of December 2014

The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council


The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.

Pursuant to sections 7, 20, 21, 22, 31, 47, 56, 66, 72, 76, 81, 145, 148, 151, 153, 154, 169, 174, 229, 247, 254, 265, 266, and 269 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, His Excellency the Governor-General makes the following regulations, acting—


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


in relation to regulations 9 to 15 and 17, on the recommendation of the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs given in accordance with sections 20, 21, 22, and 269 of that Act.


4Additional occupational groups to be treatment providers
8Speech therapists
9Paired organs
10Conclusively presumed illnesses and conditions
11World War II prisoners of war
12Exposure to nuclear radiation
14Gulf War
15Certain Australian statements of principles apply
15AFormula for indexation under section 30 of Act
16Formula for indexation of certain entitlements under section 31 of Act
16AFormula for indexation of lump sum for permanent impairment, survivor’s grant, and child care payments
17Rate of disablement pension
18Rate of surviving spouse or partner pension
19Rate of children’s pension
20Maximum rate of dependant’s pension
21VANZ to take into account dependant’s economic position in determining actual rate
22Rate of dependant’s pension
23Dependant’s income
24Deprivation of assets and income
25How value of land to be determined
26Rates of children’s bursaries
26AAccepted late-onset conditions
26BTransport costs associated with treatment
26CLump sum payment in place of independence allowance
26DAdditional amount payable if veteran’s whole-person impairment increases
26ELump sum compensation for permanent impairment
26FAssessment of need
26GServices and support provided by others
27Entitlement to weekly battery allowance
28Rate of weekly battery allowance
30Maximum amount of grant
31Frequency of grants
32Additional grant for fitting controls
33Criteria for determining whether to make grant
34Amount of retirement lump sum
35Asset threshold for non-exempt assets
36Assets to be included in asset assessment
37Deprivation of assets
38Gifting period
39How value of land to be determined
40Funeral expenses
41Cost of transport of veteran’s body
41APrescribed amount for entitlement to costs of financial advice
42Rates of veteran’s pension
42AAbatement of veteran’s pension
43Lump sum payment on death of veteran
44Lump sum payment on death of spouse or partner of veteran
44ATransport costs associated with assessment
45Procedure for appeals against review decisions
47VANZ must advise applicant of right to appeal
48Notice of appeal
49Notice of hearing
50Case management conferences and directions
52Appellant not giving oral evidence
53Appeal may continue on death of veteran or other claimant
55Notice of meetings
56Methods of holding meetings
57Unanimous written resolutions
58Obligation to disclose interest
59Who disclosure of interests must be made to
60What must be disclosed
61Consequences of being interested in matter
62Consequences of failing to disclose interest
63Permission to act despite being interested in matter
64Issue of treatment card
65Information to be included on treatment card
66Obligations of treatment card holders
67Conditions of use
68Unauthorised uses of treatment card
69Recall of treatment card
70Cancellation of treatment card
70AAllowances and annuity payable under Part 1 of Schedule 1 of Act [Revoked]
71Indexation of weekly compensation applies from date of indexation
72Procedure for adjustments where weekly compensation subject to abatement
73Weekly entitlement to child care payments
74Allowance payable under Part 1 of Schedule 1 of Act
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