A payment for widowed, divorced or separated women over a set age. New claims for this payment closed on 1 July 2018.
- 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. Other payments are available. Read more about Widow Allowance claims closing.
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Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Widow Allowance, and how much you'll get.
Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Widow Allowance.
Tools, information and other services we offer.
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Widow Allowance.