Widow B Pension

A payment for an older widow who did not qualify for Parenting Payment, has limited means and has lost the financial support of her partner.

New grants of Widow B Pension stopped on 20 March 1997. If you were receiving Widow B Pension before that date, you can keep receiving it for as long as you remain eligible or until you transfer to Age Pension. To remain eligible, you need to meet income and assets tests.

Page last updated: 11 August 2016