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:

  • 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
  • 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.

Page last updated: 28 September 2023.
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