Who can get it

To be eligible for Age Pension you must be Age Pension age and meet some other rules.

Age Pension age

Age Pension age is 67 years or older.

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.

Page last updated: 26 April 2024.
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