Assistance for Veterans

Veterans have access to a wide range of assistance to help with daily life, and also a possible payment to help enjoy leisure time and help you stay in your home.

The following types of assistance are available at no cost:

  • Lawns and gardens
  • House cleaning
  • Gutters cleaned
  • Windows and house washing (external only. Help may also be available for internal windows.)
  • Home modifications to assist with access, such as ramps and handrails
  • Furniture modifications
  • Attendant care (short term only)
  • Adaptive clothing and footwear
  • Personal alarms – in case of falls etc.
  • Assistance with applications for funding of mobility scooters
  • Travel allowances (certain conditions apply)
  • Medical costs
  • Hearing loss

Qualifying for Assistance

Assistance is available to all veterans who have qualifying service which is defined as:

  • Qualifying Operational Service. You will have Qualifying Operational Service if you served on one or more specific operations.
  • Qualifying Routine Service. You will have qualifying routine service if you served in the New Zealand Army before 1 April 1974.
  • Service after 31 March 1974 is also covered.