Wife Pension

An income support payment we used to offer for women whose partner gets Age Pension or Disability Support Pension.

If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment in June.

No new Wife Pensions

We stopped granting this payment from 1 July 1995.

Who’s still eligible

If you got Wife Pension before 1 July 1995, you can stay on it for:

  • as long as you’re still eligible, or
  • until you transfer to Age Pension.

We use income and assets tests to work out how much Wife Pension you get.

Page last updated: 9 July 2019

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