A payment for a widow who didn’t get Parenting Payment, has limited money and lost the financial support of their partner.
Eligibility & payment rates
Income test for pensions
Your income can reduce your pension.
Assets test for pensions
The value of various assets you own can have an effect on your eligibility for a pension.
Refer to the assets test limits to view the current maximum value of assets you can have before it affects your pension.
Asset Hardship provisions
If you are in severe financial hardship and have little or no entitlement to a payment, you can apply to be paid under the Asset Hardship provisions.
How much you can get
How much Widow B Pension you can get depends on your income, assets and other circumstances.
Managing your payment
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Widow B Pension payment.
You may get part of your income support early. This is an advance. You pay it back out of your normal payments from us.
If you travel outside Australia
You can normally get Widow B Pension while outside Australia. But there are rules about how much we can pay you, based on how long you’re away for.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
Income Stream Reviews
Each financial year we review certain types of income streams. We do this in August and February.
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.
When you are age pension age
You can continue to receive Widow B Pension for as long as you remain eligible, or until you choose to transfer to Age Pension.
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
Read about how to manage your money.
Regular deductions using Centrepay
You can use our free and voluntary service to pay bills as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.
Read more about how Centrepay works.