|1914||Introduced under War Pensions Act 1914.
Available to widows who’s husband had been killed or died on active service.
Widow had to be financially dependent on deceased.
|1915||Act amended deleting financial dependency rule.|
||De-facto widows recognised.
Parliament addressed Remarried War Widows Pension
|1917||If a widow remarried she continued to receive pension for two years.
This was considered to be a reasonable time for her new husband to assume financial responsibility for his wife.
Other minor changes also occurred.
|1924||Widows granted free medical treatment.|
||Automatic pension to widow on death of TPI special rate pensioner. There have been many accounting adjustments over the years in line with community standards.|
|1931||Financial Emergency Act reduced the payment.|
|1950||Australian Soldiers Repatriation Act granted 1 years payment of pension.|
|1984||Widows remarrying after 28 May 1984 continued to receive the War Widows Pension.|
|1986||Income Support Supplement frozen at $120.10 per fortnight.|
|2002||Pre 1984 remarried reinstated (May 2001 Budget).|
|2002||May Budget – thawing of ISS – effective 20 Sept 2002 – $2.10 and is related to the indexing of the Service pension.|