Casualty Support

When the worst happens to one of our members, such as serious injury, a life limiting diagnosis, or death, the NZDF has a specially trained team ready to offer help and support to their families.

Casualty Support

Casualty Liaison Officers

In the event of a death or a life-limiting diagnosis being made regarding an NZDF member, the NZDF Casualty Support Manager ensures that trained Casualty Liasion Officers (CLO's) are ready to assist the family and next of kin to manage all the things that need to happen following such an incident.

CLO's provide practical support by:

  • Being the main link between the family and the NZDF
  • Working alongside the family at the family's pace
  • Accessing relevant resources and additional support
  • And where needed, assisting with signposting to grief counsellors, financial/legal advice and other services.

For additional information

A number of resources have been created to support families in these difficult times.

The two key ones are :

View pdf
The Family Bereavement Guide
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pdf
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1.3 MB
Date:
2017-10-29

View pdf
Guide to Entitlements, Benefits and Services
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Size:
1.6 MB
Date:
2017-10-29

If you would like to talk to someone about this topic you can contact the Casualty Support Team by emailing casualty@nzdf.mil.nz