Help for the partners of Pension Bonus Scheme members who died and didn’t successfully claim the bonus.
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
You must meet certain criteria to get the Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment.
To get the Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment your partner must have been an Australian resident when they died and lived in Australia.
Income and assets tests
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment you can get.
How much you can get
Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment is a tax free lump sum payment.
Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim.
- find out what you need before you start
- fill in your claim form
- submit the form and other documents we ask for
- wait for us to assess your claim and tell you the result
Managing your payment
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
Read about how to manage your money.