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Age Pension age
Age Pension age is:
- 65 years and 6 months, if you were born between 1 July 1952 and 31 December 1953
- 66 years, if you were born between 1 January 1954 and 30 June 1955
- 66 years and 6 months, if you were born between 1 July 1955 and 31 December 1956.
From 1 July 2023, Age Pension age will be 67 years, if you were born on or after 1 January 1957.
Other rules you need to meet
You also need to meet:
If you’re legally blind and you’re not claiming Rent Assistance, you may be able to claim Age Pension without being assessed against the income and assets tests. You’ll need to provide an ophthalmologist report to support your claim.
If you're Age Pension age but don't meet all the rules for Age Pension, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. This card can give you access to cheaper medicines and may provide other concessions.
If you get Age Pension, there are other payments, concessions and help you may be eligible for.
You may not be eligible if you get certain payments from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Read more about getting a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) payment.
Your income can reduce how much we pay you. We use the pension income test to assess Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment.
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.
Find out if you or your partner getting a DVA payment could affect your eligibility for a payment from us.