Who can get it
To be eligible for Age Pension you must be 66 or older.
You need to be the qualifying age or older to get Age Pension. We call this your Age Pension age. We use your birthdate to determine your Age Pension age.
How Age Pension age increases
Age Pension age has been slowly increasing from 65 to 67 years. It’ll increase by 6 months every 2 years until Age Pension age is 67 on 1 July 2023.
Read more about Age Pension age requirements on the Department of Social Services website.
|Your birthdate||Your Age Pension age||Date of Age Pension age change|
|1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955||66 years||1 July 2019|
|1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956||66 years and 6 months||1 July 2021|
|On or after 1 January 1957||67 years||1 July 2023|
On the day you claim Age Pension generally you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Age Pension you get.
Page last updated: 4 November 2019
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