However, you must claim the Pension Bonus with your Age Pension.
You must make your claim within 13 weeks of either of the following events:
- you stop meeting the work test, this is generally the time you stop work
- a period of non-accruing membership ends.
If you submit your claim after 13 weeks, we may either:
- reduce the bonus amount we pay
- not pay the bonus amount at all.
We only accept a claim after 13 weeks in special circumstances, such as a serious illness.
Use our Financial Information Service (FIS) to explore your options and the timing of your claims. To make an appointment with a FIS Officer or ask for information on investment planning call the Older Australians line.