Your options and obligations for Wife Pension.
In this section
Change of circumstances
You need to tell us about changes that could reduce or stop your Wife Pension.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
If you travel outside Australia
You can normally get Wife Pension while outside Australia provided your partner’s payment has not stopped.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
Income Stream Reviews
Each financial year we review certain types of income streams. We do this to ensure we assess your payments and concession cards correctly.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
When you reach Age Pension age
Wife Pension can continue to be paid to people who are over Age Pension age.
Transfer to Age Pension
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
Overdrawn bank account
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
How to avoid committing fraud
Do the right thing and avoid committing fraud by keeping your details with us up to date.