The payment amount depends on all of these:
- how much Age Pension your partner would have got if they had claimed before they died
- how long your late partner was an accruing member of the scheme
- how many bonus periods they accrued, maximum of 5
- your relationship status with them when they deferred claiming Age Pension.
If your partner was blind, we won’t assess your income and assets.
|How many bonus periods they had||Maximum bonus you’ll get||Maximum bonus you’ll get if apart due to ill health before your partner's death|
The Department of Social Services reviews payment rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.