NZ Super Payment Dates 2024 – Check the Monthly Payout Schedule!

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NZ Super Payment Dates 2024

The NZ Super Payment is a financial benefit that the federal government offers to eligible individuals who fulfill certain qualifying requirements every two weeks. From 1 April 2024, the maximum payout for single people is $1,038.94, and the maximum payout for a couple is 1,598.36 until 31 March 2024.

NZ Super Payment Dates 2024

A government-funded pension program called NZ Super gives retirees extra money to supplement their retirement income and enable them to keep their standard of living. 

All citizens and residents of New Zealand who are 65 years of age or older are eligible to receive Superannuation payments, also known as pensions, National Super, NZ Super, or NZS, which are currently funded by taxpayers. 

Tuesdays are the day that New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super) is paid every two weeks. The amount you receive is determined by your tax code, marital status, living environment, and personal circumstances. In July, 2, 16 and 30 are the dates on which payments are due.

Some months contain two payments and some may three according to the fortnightly procedure. You may check the month-wise payout date by going through the table below.

Month  Payment Dates
First Second Third
July  2 July, 2024 16 July, 2024 30 July, 2024
August  13 August, 2024 27 August, 2024
September  10 September, 2024 24 September, 2024
October  8 October, 2024 22 October, 2024
November  5 November,


19 November,


December  3 December, 2024 17 December,


31 December 2024 (will be paid on Friday 27 December due to New Year Holiday)

What are the eligibility criteria for NZ Super?

To be eligible for New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super), you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Age: You must have turned 65.
  • Residency: You should be either:
    • A New Zealand (NZ) citizen.
    • An NZ permanent resident.
  • Hold an NZ residence class visa.
  • Ordinary Residence: You must be ordinarily resident in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, or Tokelau when you apply.
  • Lived in New Zealand: You need to have lived in New Zealand for at least 10 years since you turned 20. 

What documents do I need to apply for NZ Super?

When applying for New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super), you’ll need to provide the following documents:

  • Proof of Identity: Original government-issued identity documents are required. Copies, including certified copies, are not accepted.
  • Proof of Residency: You’ll need to demonstrate your residency status in New Zealand. If you’re using your residence in other countries to qualify for NZ Super, provide proof of the time you’ve lived there.
  • Birth Certificate: This verifies your date of birth.

How to apply for NZ Super Payment 2024?

To apply for New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super) online in 2024, follow these steps:

  • Obtain a client number from the Work and Income office. 
  • Navigate to the   website.
  • Register and log in to the MyMSD portal.
  • Enter all the necessary details such as Your name, date of birth, home address, email address, phone number, etc. in the online form 
  • Enter the details on the payment receiving method in which you want to get your amount.
  • Attach all the required documents such as proof of residency, birth certificate, etc.
  • After verifying all the entered details, Sign the form using e-signature and submit it.
  • If your application is approved, you’ll receive NZ Super payments based on your eligibility.

If you’re living overseas, the process may be different, so make sure to check the specific guidelines for your situation. If you’ve already started an application, you can continue where you left off.

What are the NZ Super Payment rates in 2024?

The Superannuation Payment rates, which cover the period from April 1 to March 31 of the following year, are released by the Federal Revenue Department at the beginning of each fiscal year. Until March 31, 2025, the rates for 2024 will stay the same as they are now.

Beneficiaries can make more informed financial plans for the upcoming year by being aware of these payment rates. The below table shows the NZ Super Payment rates based on your tax code.

Individuals Situation  M S (17.5%) SH (30%) ST (33%) SA (39%)
Live alone or with a dependent child $1,038.94 $1,001.24 $849.74 $813.38
Single but live with someone. $959.02 $921.32 $781.82 $748.26
In Couple Only one meets the criteria for NZ Super $799.18 $761.48 $646.22 $618.56 $563.24
In Couple, both meet the criteria for NZ Super $799.18 each $761.48 each $646.22 each $618.56 each $563.24 each

What should I do if any delay occurs in receiving my payout

If you experience a delay in receiving your New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super) payment, here are the steps you can take:

  • Check Payment Dates: NZ Super payments are made fortnightly on Tuesdays. In case of a holiday, the payment is made a day earl
  • Be Patient: Your payments will start after any applicable stand-down period. If you’ve recently been working, it may take up to 3 months (13 weeks) for your payouts to start.
  • Contact Work and Income: If you believe there’s an issue or delay, reach out to Work and Income for personalized assistance.

Remember, NZ Super is an essential support, and they’ll work to ensure you receive your entitlements promptly. 

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