An income support payment if you’re a woman over a set age who became widowed, divorced or separated after turning 40.
- born on or before 1 July 1955
- widowed, divorced or separated since turning 40
- little or no recent workforce experience
- under the income and assets test limits
In this section
Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Widow Allowance, and how much you'll get.
Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim.
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.