- be a woman born on or before 1 July 1955
- widowed, divorced or separated since turning 40
- little or no recent workforce experience.
To stay on this payment, you must keep meeting the eligibility.
How much Widow Allowance you get depends on your income and assets.
Your options and obligations for Widow Allowance.
We have a range of other resources to help you manage your Widow Allowance, or get extra support.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Widow Allowance.
Page last updated: 1 May 2019