220.127.116.11 Wife Pension (WP) - Description
Objective of WP
Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'income support payment'
WP recipients MAY also receive:
- pension supplement,
- rent assistance,
- remote area allowance,
- pensioner concession card, and
- CDEP participant supplement (CPS).
Bereavement payment provisions
How WP is paid
WP is paid fortnightly.
No new claims of WP have been granted from 1 July 1995.
Partners of social security pension recipients granted after 1 July 1995 must test their eligibility for alternative income support payments such as:
- newstart allowance, or
- parenting payment.