New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

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Part 1 Entitlements to New Zealand superannuation

Preliminary and general provisions

Heading: replaced, on 9 November 2020, by section 7 of the New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 36).

7 Age qualification for New Zealand superannuation


Every person is entitled to receive New Zealand superannuation who attains the age of 65 years.


However, a person is not entitled to receive New Zealand superannuation in respect of the period for which the person has made an election, as contemplated by any of the following provisions, to be entitled to weekly compensation rather than to New Zealand superannuation:


clauses 5(4) and 6(4) of Schedule 1AA of the Accident Compensation Act 2001:


clause 16(3) or 17(3) of Schedule 1 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014.


Subsection (1) applies subject to the provisions of this Part and of the Social Security Act 2018 or the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Act 2018.

Compare: 1990 No 26 s 3

Section 7(2): replaced, on 1 July 2019, by section 11(2) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 10).

Section 7(3): amended, on 26 November 2018, by section 459 of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).