Surviving Spouse or Partner pension

Surviving Spouse or Partner Pension is a fortnightly payment for people whose spouse or partner has died from disabilities caused by a war or other emergency they served in.

Who can get it

You may get the Surviving Spouse or Partner Pension if your spouse or partner:

  • died because of a medical condition or disability caused by a war or other emergency they served in and
  • was getting, or could have received, a Disablement Pension at or above the qualifying rate of disablement (52%).

This information is a guide only.

How much you can get

Contact Veterans' Affairs for information on current rates.

For more information

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How to apply

Contact Veterans' Affairs on 0800 4 VETERAN (0800 4 838 372) to talk about your circumstances and they’ll explain how to apply.