How much you can get

How much Pension Bonus top up you can get depends on how much Age Pension we paid you.

We calculate your Pension Bonus using the initial basic rate of Age Pension. The top up is the difference between both:

  • the original Pension Bonus amount we paid you
  • how much we would have paid if your pension rate increased during the 13 weeks after you got Age Pension.

We check if you can get a top up. If you can, we’ll send you a letter to let you know. You don’t need to claim.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021.
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