Wife Pension

A payment for a female partner of a person who 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.

Page last updated: 15 May 2017