Financial Assistance

Am I entitled to any Assistance?

The death of a spouse or a child is a time of great sadness. It can also be a time of great financial hardship. Centrelink can offer extra help through this difficult time. A surviving partner may be entitled to receive a lump sum payment of up to three consecutive payments. It is best to contact Centrelink and seek the latest ruling on this issue, or visit the Centerlink website at as these benefits may change without notice.

Other allowances that you may be entitled to from Centrelink are:

  • Help for single pensioners
  • Help when a child dies
  • Carers allowance payment
  • Help for married pensioners
  • Widowed persons pension assistance
  • Women over 50's assistance

You may also be entitled to other assistance from the following:

  • Insurance Companies
  • Superannuation Funds
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Dept of Veteran Affairs
  • Private Health Funds
  • Mortgage Finance Companies