How to manage your payment
Your options and obligations for Widow Allowance.
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Widow Allowance payment.
To get your payment while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules for Widow Allowance.
Some people can get income support payments paid 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.
If you get Widow Allowance and you’re Age Pension age, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
There are things you must do to keep getting your payment and have a better chance of finding work.
Page last updated: 30 January 2019