Who can get it

To be eligible for Age Pension you must be Age Pension age and meet some other rules.

On 1 July 2021, Age Pension age increased to 66 years and 6 months for people born from 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956, inclusive.

If your birthdate is on or after 1 January 1957, you’ll have to wait until you turn 67. This will be the Age Pension age from 1 July 2023.

Read more about Age Pension age requirements on the Department of Social Services website.

Other rules you need to meet

You also need to meet:

If you're Age Pension age but don't meet all the rules for Age Pension, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. This card can give you access to cheaper medicines and may provide other concessions.

Next: How much you can get

We use income and assets tests to work out how much Age Pension you get.

Page last updated: 12 November 2021