A War Disablement Pension is paid to people with disabilities resulting from military service. This pension aims, in part, to acknowledge its recipients’ contributions to society as members of the armed forces.
Since 1 July 2008, the War Disablement Pension has been administered by Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand (VANZ). Before July 2008, MSD administered the War Disablement Pension.
For further information on the War Disablement Pension since 1 July 2008, see the VANZ website http://www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz.