Change of circumstances when you get Widow Allowance

We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Widow Allowance payment.

You must tell us if:

  • you become part of a couple
  • you change your address
  • your income changes
  • the value of your assets changes
  • you don’t have to lodge a tax return
  • your care arrangements change, or
  • your work or study load changes

Read more about changes of circumstances.

How to tell us

You can tell us about changes at any time:

Report your income

To keep getting Widow Allowance you need to report your income to us:

  • every 2 weeks if you earn income from working
  • every 12 weeks if you don’t earn income

Page last updated: 20 September 2017