Your options and obligations for Widow Allowance.
In this section
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Widow Allowance payment.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules for Widow Allowance.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
Preparing to transfer to Age Pension
If you get Widow Allowance and you’re Age Pension age, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
Transfer to Age Pension
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
Overdrawn bank account
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Mutual obligation requirements
There are things you must do to keep getting your payment and have a better chance of finding work.