Assets test for pensions
The assets test helps us work out if you can get paid Age Pension, Carer Payment or Disability Support Pension. It also affects how much you'll get.
Superannuation is a long term savings structure to help fund your retirement.
Medical evidence for Disability Support Pension
You need to give us medical evidence if you claim Disability Support Pension (DSP), or have a medical review.
Before claiming Disability Support Pension
We can help you work out if you may be able to get Disability Support Pension (DSP).
Payment rates for Disability Support Pension
How much Disability Support Pension (DSP) you can get depends on your situation.
Funeral bonds and prepaid funerals
Funeral costs you pay for in advance normally don’t count in your assets test for payments from us. There are some exceptions.
How we assess your claim for Disability Support Pension
When you claim Disability Support Pension (DSP), we assess if you meet both non-medical and medical rules.
Severe financial hardship provisions
We may reduce or waive your waiting period for a payment if you meet the severe financial hardship provisions.
Assets are property or items you or your partner own in full or part, or have an interest in. They can affect your payment.
Real estate assets
Information about how real estate assets affect your payment under the assets test.