Income and Support Supplement
Income Support Supplement can only be paid to eligible
Australian war widow/ers. You must be granted the War
Widow/er's pension in order to be eligible for the Income Support
To be eligible for Income Support Supplement you must:
- be of a service pension age (56 for females and 60 for
- have a dependent child or children; or
- be permanently incapacitated; or
- be the partner of another income support pensioner; and
- be an Australian resident; and
- be in Australian at the time of lodging the claim.
The Income Support Supplement is complex and detailed.
We strongly recommend that if you are going to make an Income
Support Supplement claim, you consult an ex-service organisation,
(that you have confidence in), who have pension officers that
have competed the Training Information Program,
For further information on applying for the Income Support
Supplement, contact your nearest DVA office or visit their web
site at www.dva.gov.au and
look up fact sheet IS
The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia can assist any
veteran of any conflict, their widow/er's and
children by providing advice and assistance in regard to all
pensions matters. Simply contact your nearest sub-branch.
Legacy is also heavily involved in assisting in these claims,
and they may be contacted on www.legacy.com.au.
Legacy also provides other forms of assistance to war widows and