Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Wife Pension, and how much you'll get.
Your income can reduce your pension.
The value of assets you and your partner own affects if you can get Wife Pension and how much you can get.
The amount of Wife Pension you can get depends on your and your partner's combined income and assets. It also depends if you live together.
If you’re a member of a couple, it can affect what payments you can get and your payment rate.
The transitional rate started in 2009 for pensioners who would get a lower rate if we used the new income test.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018