SuperGold Card eNewsletter - March 2015

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Welcome to the first eNewsletter for 2015. We hope that you find the items below helpful and of interest.

New payment rates for NZ Super and Veteran's Pension

From 1 April 2015, the rates of NZ Super and Veteran's Pension will increase.

See the new rates on the Seniors website.

You'll notice a difference in your payment on 7 April 2015, which will include a mix of the old and new rates. This payment is made up of seven days at the pre 1 April 2015 rate plus seven days at the new rate.

The first full payment at the new rate will be on 21 April 2015.

Note: because of the Easter holidays, your payment on Tuesday 7 April will be available early on Friday 3 April 2015


Easter holidays 2015 - when we're open

Online Services

These will be available as usual over the holidays.

Our offices and contact centre

These will be closed for the public holidays:

  • Good Friday - 3 April
  • Easter Monday - 6 April

We'll be open as usual on all other weekdays.


Get your free flu vaccination now

If you're 65 or over you can get FREE immunisation to protect yourself from the influenza virus this winter.

By being immunised you may also avoid spreading this disease to others in your family.

Influenza is not just a 'bad cold'. It's a serious disease that can kill and may lead to serious complications and hospitalisation, particularly if you have an existing medical condition like heart or lung disease or diabetes.

Call your doctor or nurse today to make an appointment.

The influenza vaccine is a prescription medicine with benefits and possible risks. Check out www.fightflu.co.nz for more information or call 0800 IMMUNE 0800 466 863

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Protect your Future with an Enduring Power of Attorney

If you're preparing a will or updating a current one, think about setting up an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) at the same time.

Most people don't like to think about what would happen if they suffered a serious accident or illness. But the reality is, it could affect anyone at any time, and could leave us unable to make important life decisions for ourselves. Setting up an EPA means a trusted person can make decisions for us if we're unable to do so.

SuperGold can help to reduce the cost of an EPA, with around 190 SuperGold Card discounts available nationwide on legal services including wills and EPAs. Check what's available in your area on the SuperGold website: www.supergold.govt.nz

Get more information about setting up an EPA at Citizens Advice Bureaux, Community Law Centres, public libraries, Age Concern and on our website at www.msd.govt.nz/epa or call 0800 273 674.


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From the SuperGold Card/Seniors Team, Senior Services, Ministry of Social Development.

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