Wife Pension

An income support payment we used to offer for women whose partner gets Age Pension or Disability Support Pension.

No new Wife Pensions

We stopped granting this payment from 1 July 1995.

Who’s still eligible

If you got Wife Pension before 1 July 1995, you can stay on it for:

  • as long as you’re still eligible, or
  • until you transfer to Age Pension

We use income and assets tests to work out how much Wife Pension you get.

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Page last updated: 7 July 2017