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.

This information was printed Monday 20 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/wife-pension It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 2 May 2019