Departmental Output Expense D2 – Services to Veterans
Under this output expense the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs purchases the assessment of entitlements and
benefi ts and the provision of appropriate services.
The assessment and review of entitlements and benefi ts – War Disablement Pensions, Veterans’ Pension
and burial in Services Cemeteries.
The provision and installation of ex-service memorials for eligible veterans.
The provision of Case Management for veterans and their families.
Links to Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand Outcome 2.
Assess and Review Entitlements to War Pensions and
An estimated 14,000 (in the range 13,500–14,500)
decisions on new or reviewed disabilities will be
made by the War Pensions Claims Panels.
An estimated 500 (in the range of 450–550)
decisions on applications for War Disablement
Pensions will be reviewed by the National Review
An estimated 300 (in the range of 250–350)
decisions on applications for claims on War
Disablement Pensions to be re-opened will be
considered by the National Review Offi ce.
An estimated 600 (in the range 550–650)
administrative reviews will be undertaken by the
Secretary of War Pensions.
An estimated 50 (in the range of 45–55) decisions
will be reviewed by the War Pensions Appeal
An estimated 150 (in the range 100–200) decisions
on eligibility for Veterans’ Pension will be made
by the Secretary for War Pensions.
War Pensions and Veteran’s Pensions were
assessed and reviewed.
The War Pensions Claims Panels made decisions
on 15,659 applications for specifi c disabilities to be
included in a War Disablement Pension.
There were 12,057 applications for new disabilities
that had not previously been covered, 1,838
applications for reviews of the level of War
Disablement Pension paid for already accepted
disabilities and 396 claims for additional pensions
under Section 23 of the War Pensions Act 1954.