Prepare to transfer to Age Pension

If you get Widow B Pension, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension at any time.

What you need to know

You can apply to transfer to Age Pension at any time.

You can apply by using your online account if you have one. If you can’t apply to transfer online, either:

What the benefits are

If you transfer to Age Pension we exempt more land from the assets test. We’ll do this if you live on a single land title covering more than 2 hectares.

If you intend to travel, compare the rules for Widow B Pension with those for Age Pension.

What happens if you stay on Widow B Pension

Your current Widow B Pension will continue. You’ll need to keep meeting eligibility requirements.

If you get compensation payments, you may be better off staying on Widow B Pension.

Read more about applying to transfer to Age Pension.

Page last updated: 12 July 2019

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