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Social Security Agreement with New Zealand

The following information tells you about the social security agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Moving to New Zealand

Insurance and contributions

Benefits

Jobseekers Allowance

Maternity

Statutory Sick Pay

Incapacity Benefit

Severe Disability Allowance

Severe disability allowance is only available in EEA countries and no longer available to new claimants.

Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Disability Living Allowance

Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Disability Living Allowance is not available in social security agreement countries

Benefits for accidents at work and for occupational diseases

Benefits for accidents at work and for occupational diseases are not available in New Zealand.

State Pension

Winter Fuel Payments

Winter Fuel Payments is available in the EEA and Switzerland only

Widows' and bereavement benefits

Benefits for children and guardians

Pension Credit, Income Support or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

Pension Credit, Income Support or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance is not available in New Zealand

Summaries

Medical Services

Further Help and Advice