Who can get it
There are 3 ways to be eligible for a Pension Supplement.
You can get the supplement if you get 1 of the following payments from us:
- Age Pension
- JobSeeker Payment, for former Wife Pension customers moved to JobSeeker Payment
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension - except if you're 20 or younger and have no children
You can get the supplement if you’re over Age Pension age and get 1 of the following payments:
You can get the basic amount of supplement if you’re under Age Pension age and get Parenting Payment single.
How you get it
You don’t need to do anything. We’ll pay you each fortnight with your support payment.
If you can’t get Pension Supplement, you could get one of these payments:
When you're a transitional rate pensioner
If you get a transitional rate of pension you won't get the Pension Supplement. You'll get an equivalent amount.
Read more about Transitional rate of pension.
If you were getting Wife Pension
You’ll keep getting the equivalent amount providing both of the following apply:
- you were getting a transitional pension rate of Wife Pension and you transferred to JobSeeker Payment
- you continue to meet eligibility requirements.
Your JobSeeker Payment information will show your equivalent amount as Transitional Pension Supplement. The amount shown is not the same as pension supplement.
The amount of Pension Supplement you get depends if you are single or in a couple.
Page last updated: 19 October 2020
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