Prepare to transfer to Age Pension
If you get Disability Support Pension and you're Age Pension age, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
What you need to know
You’ll need to tell us if you:
- want to transfer or not
- have superannuation.
If you don’t do this, we may stop your Disability Support Pension once you turn Age Pension age.
We’ll send the invitation to your online account if you have one. If you don’t, we’ll post the invitation and form to you. We’ll fill in the online transfer or form with details we already know about you.
If you transfer to Age Pension:
- there are no medical rules or medical reviews
- you may get a higher rate of payment and more generous income and assets tests
- you may get the Work Bonus
- we exempt more land from the assets test if you live on a single land title covering more than 2 hectares.
Keep in mind, some of these factors may change based on your individual circumstances.
What happens if you stay on Disability Support Pension
If you stay on Disability Support Pension, you may:
- get the Pensioner Education Supplement and Education Entry Payment if you study
- keep the higher rate of Mobility Allowance
- get a higher rate of Rent Assistance if you’re single and sharing privately rented accommodation
- keep getting Incentive Allowance if you’ are continuing in supported employment and not getting Rent Assistance.
How to confirm your decision
You need to complete the online task or return the form we send you and confirm you want to either:
- transfer to Age Pension
- stay on Disability Support Pension.
You also have to tell us about any superannuation you have.
Read more about applying to transfer to Age Pension.
Page last updated: 13 March 2020
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