Pension Bonus Scheme

If you die before you get your bonus

We don’t transfer your Pension Bonus to your estate if you die before you claim.

Your partner may get the Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment. How much they’ll get depends on how many bonus periods you had accrued.

If you’re a member of the scheme separate to your partner and you’re working, you can still claim your own bonus if your partner dies. If you rely on your partner’s work to pass the work test, you’ll need to:

  • start work, or
  • claim your bonus within 26 weeks after your partner dies
This information was printed Thursday 23 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pension-bonus-scheme/eligibility-payment-rates/if-you-die-you-get-your-bonus It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 19 February 2019