How much you can get

How much Widow Allowance you get depends on your income and assets.

Your payment rate will depend on your income and assets.

We update rates on 20 March and 20 September each year. The table is a guide only.

Situation Maximum fortnightly payment
Single with no children $559.00
Single with dependent children $604.70
Single, after getting Widow Allowance for 9 months in a row $604.70

Keep in mind, new claims for Widow Allowance closed on 1 July 2018. If you’re already getting Widow Allowance, you must continue to meet eligibility to keep your payment.

Page last updated: 12 September 2019