Pension Bonus Scheme
You can’t register for the Pension Bonus Scheme anymore. If you registered before 1 July 2014 and kept working, you may get a lump sum pension bonus payment.
To get this you must:
- have registered for the scheme before 1 July 2014
- pass the work test rules for at least 12 months from when you became a member of the scheme
- not have been paid any income support except Carer Payment or Carer Service Pension, since being eligible for Age Pension.
If you’re registered for the scheme, you may get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.
You can't register for the Pension Bonus Scheme anymore. This means only existing Pension Bonus Scheme members may be able to get the bonus.
Complete the following steps to claim your Pension Bonus. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 25 September 2019
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