When to claim
You can claim to get Age Pension in the 13 weeks before you reach Age Pension age.
To get paid as soon as you’re old enough, submit your claim in the 13 weeks before you're Age Pension age.
If we rejected a previous claim and your situation has changed, you can reclaim. There’s no limit to the number of times you can claim Age Pension.
Read more about how to prepare to claim Age Pension.
Page last updated: 26 August 2019
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