How much you can get

How much Widow B Pension you can get depends on your income, assets and other circumstances.

We update payment rates each year on both:

  • 20 March
  • 20 September.
If you're single
Pension rate per fortnight $850.40
Maximum Pension Supplement $68.90
Energy Supplement $14.10
Total $933.40

Transitional arrangements

Transitional arrangements apply if you got a part pension as at 19 September 2009. You get this payment until you get an equal or higher rate under the new rules.

Rates are indexed by Consumer Price Index only.

If you're single
Pension Reform Transitional Arrangements Rate each fortnight $766.00
Energy Supplement $14.10
Total $780.10


We’ll review your Widow B Pension from time to time.

If your income varies, you’ll need to tell us every fortnight.

If you disagree with our decision, you can appeal.

Page last updated: 17 October 2019