Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Widow B Pension.
We need to know about changes that could reduce or stop your Widow B Pension payment.
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.
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.
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
Each financial year we review certain types of income streams. We do this to ensure we assess your payments and concession cards correctly.
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.
You can continue to receive Widow B Pension for as long as you remain eligible, or until you choose 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.
Do the right thing and avoid committing fraud by keeping your details with us up to date.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018