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Medical Benevolent Fund
NZMA members, and families of deceased members, may apply for aid when in situations of financial hardship or distress. Applications should be directed through the NZMA national office, PO Box 156, Wellington. Tel: 0800 656 161.
History of the Fund
The Medical Benevolent Fund was established in 1895, a year before the constitution of the New Zealand Branch of the British Medical Association.
The fund provides assistance to the widows and families of medical practitioners when this is necessary and deals with doctors who are themselves in straitened circumstances through age or ill health.
The income derived from the Fund is controlled by a committee elected annually by subscribers.