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Centrelink Payment Changes

Information relating to some of the ceasing payments Sickness Allowance is an income support payment for individuals who are temporarily incapacitated for work or study and do not have adequate levels of income support. The individuals must be able resume their employment or return to their studies once they have recovered from their incapacity. Widow B Pension is a payment for a widow who did not get a Parenting Payment, has limited money and lost the financial support of their partner. No new claims of Widow B Pension have been granted since 20 March 1997. Wife Pension is an income support payment for female partners of people receiving an Age Pension or Disability Support Pension as of June 1995. No new claims of the Wife Pension have been granted from 1 July 1995. Bereavement Allowance provides short term financial assistance of up to 14 weeks for recent widows.