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Ministerial Portfolio

Veterans

Minister:
Minister for Veterans
Current Minister:
Hon Ron Mark
Description: 

Responsibilities include issues relating to veterans, including the Veteran’s Pension, and supporting attendance by veterans at commemorative events. 

Department: 

Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand, which is a semi-autonomous unit within the New Zealand Defence Force, provides the administrative support for this portfolio.

The Ministry of Social Development provides some service delivery for this portfolio.

Other organisations: 

Veterans Advisory Board
Veterans' Entitlements Appeal Board
Veterans' Health Advisory Panel

Vote: 

Vote Defence Force (appropriations relating to Veterans' Affairs)
Vote  Social Development (appropriations relating to the Veterans' Pension)

Legislation: 

Patriotic and Canteen Funds Act 1947
Veterans’ Support Act 2014

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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