A payment for widowed, divorced or separated women over a set age.
- be a woman born on or before 1 July 1955
- widowed, divorced or separated since turning 40
- little or no recent workforce experience.
New claims for Widow Allowance closed on 1 July 2018. Check to see if you meet the Widow Allowance eligibility as you may be eligible to claim other payments.
In this section
Who can get it
To stay on this payment, you must keep meeting the eligibility.
How much you can get
How much Widow Allowance you get depends on your income and assets.
How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Widow Allowance.
What other resources are available
We have a range of other resources to help you manage your Widow Allowance, or get extra support.
What information relates
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Widow Allowance.