Office Professional Plus 2016 Key You should talk to Centrelink about any potential benefits you might be entitled to. There is a Widow Allowance available to women born on or before 1 July 1955 who have no recent work experience.
There are Centrelink benefits which are available for parents to help alleviate the costs of childcare:
And if you’ll need childcare this government website will help you estimate the costs.
It might also be a good time to understand the assets and income test applying to the pension if you’re nearing retirement.