Widow Allowance

An income support payment if you’re a woman over a set age who became widowed, divorced or separated after turning 40.

Eligibility basics

  • born on or before 1 July 1955
  • widowed, divorced or separated since turning 40
  • haven’t had a job in 12 months
  • under the income and assets test limits

Page last updated: 26 July 2017