Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment
A payment to the surviving partner of a deceased member of the Pension Bonus Scheme who did not make a claim for the bonus before their death.
Eligibility & payment rates
You may be eligible for the Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment if all of the following apply to you:
To qualify for Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment, you must be an Australian resident and be in Australia on the day that you submit your claim.
In most cases, an income test and assets test are used to work out how much you can get. The rate that you can get will depend on the combined income and assets of you and your partner, immediately before your partner passed away, excluding:
- your and your late partner’s employment income, and
- regular or a lump sum compensation payment
Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment is a tax free lump sum payment.
Managing your payment
There is support available to help you manage your money if you have overdrawn your bank, building society or credit union account.