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.
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: 25 August 2021
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