Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment is a tax free lump sum payment.
The payment amount depends on:
- how long your late partner was an accruing member of the scheme
- how many bonus periods they built up (maximum of 5), and
- your relationship status with them when they deferred claiming Age Pension
If your partner was blind, we won’t assess your income and assets.
|Years in Scheme||Highest rate||Highest rate if apart due to ill health before your partner's death|
We update the payment rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.