Veterans' Support Regulations 2014

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Veterans' Support Regulations 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of December 2014

The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

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—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Interpretation

Part 1
Regulations relating to Part 1 of Act

Treatment providers

4 Additional occupational groups to be treatment providers

5 Acupuncturists

6 Audiologists

7 Counsellors

8 Speech therapists

Paired organs

9 Paired organs

Illnesses and conditions conclusively presumed to be service-related

10 Conclusively presumed illnesses and conditions

11 World War II prisoners of war

12 Exposure to nuclear radiation

13 Vietnam

14 Gulf War

Statements of principles

15 Certain Australian statements of principles apply

Indexation of entitlements

16 Formula for indexation of certain entitlements under section 31 of Act

Part 2
Regulations relating to Part 3 of Act

Rate of disablement pension

17 Rate of disablement pension

Surviving spouse or partner pension

18 Rate of surviving spouse or partner pension

Children’s pension

19 Rate of children’s pension

Dependant’s pension

20 Maximum rate of dependant’s pension

21 VANZ to take into account dependant’s economic position in determining actual rate

22 Rate of dependant’s pension

23 Dependant’s income

24 Deprivation of assets and income

25 How value of land to be determined

Children’s bursaries

26 Rates of children’s bursaries

Part 3
Regulations relating to Part 5 of Act

Weekly battery allowance

27 Entitlement to weekly battery allowance

28 Rate of weekly battery allowance

Motor vehicle grants

29 Interpretation

30 Maximum amount of grant

31 Frequency of grants

32 Additional grant for fitting controls

33 Criteria for determining whether to make grant

Retirement lump sums

34 Amount of retirement lump sum

35 Asset threshold for non-exempt assets

36 Assets to be included in asset assessment

37 Deprivation of assets

38 Gifting period

39 How value of land to be determined

Funeral expenses

40 Funeral expenses

41 Cost of transport of veteran’s body

Part 4
Regulations relating to Part 6 of Act

Rates of veteran’s pension

42 Rates of veteran’s pension

Lump sum payment on death

43 Lump sum payment on death of veteran

44 Lump sum payment on death of spouse or partner of veteran

Part 5
Regulations relating to Part 7 of Act

45 Procedure for appeals against review decisions

46 Interpretation

47 VANZ must advise applicant of right to appeal

48 Notice of appeal

49 Notice of hearing

50 Case management conferences and directions

51 Evidence

52 Appellant not giving oral evidence

53 Appeal may continue on death of veteran or other claimant

Part 6
Regulations relating to Part 8 of Act

Procedure of Veterans’ Advisory Board and Veterans’ Health Advisory Panel

54 Interpretation


55 Notice of meetings

56 Methods of holding meetings

57 Unanimous written resolutions

Disclosure of interests

58 Obligation to disclose interest

59 Who disclosure of interests must be made to

60 What must be disclosed

61 Consequences of being interested in matter

62 Consequences of failing to disclose interest

63 Permission to act despite being interested in matter

Part 7
Regulations relating to Part 9 of Act

Treatment cards

64 Issue of treatment card

65 Information to be included on treatment card

66 Obligations of treatment card holders

67 Conditions of use

68 Unauthorised uses of treatment card

69 Recall of treatment card

70 Cancellation of treatment card

Part 8

71 Legislative instruments revoked

Schedule 1
Australian statements of principles that apply for purposes of Act

Schedule 2
Rate of disablement pension

Explanatory note

Administrative information