Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment

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.

Read more about who can get it

Residence rules

To get the Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment your partner must have been an Australian resident when they died and lived in Australia.

Read more about residence rules

Income and assets tests

We use income and assets tests to work out how much Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment you can get.

Read more about income and assets tests

How much you can get

Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment is a tax free lump sum payment.

Read more about how much you can get


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.

Read more about what to do if your 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

Page last updated: 9 October 2017