How much you can get
How much Pension Bonus you can get depends on your circumstances.
- how long you’ve been an accruing member of the scheme
- the amount of basic Age Pension you can get when you claim
- if you were single or partnered when you were a member.
This table lists the highest rates you can get.
|How many bonus periods you have||Maximum bonus you’ll get if you’re single||Maximum bonus you’ll each get if you’re partnered|
The Department of Social Services reviews payment rates each year on 20 March and 20 September.
You only get the bonus once, but you could get a Pension Bonus Top Up.
Complete the following steps to claim your Pension Bonus. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 20 September 2021
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