Assets test

The value of assets you and your partner own affects if you can get Wife Pension and how much you can get.

To be eligible for this payment your assets can’t be worth more than the assets test limits.

Hardship rate

You can apply for the Asset Hardship rate if:

  • you’re in severe financial hardship, and
  • the assets test reduces your pension or makes it not payable

Page last updated: 12 May 2018

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