Who can get it

You may get a Pension Bonus Top Up if you get both Age Pension and Pension Bonus payments.

You’ll get a top up if both of the following apply:

  • you got Age Pension and Pension Bonus payments on or after 1 January 2008
  • your pension rate increased within 13 weeks after you got Age Pension because your income or assets reduced.

Who can’t get it

You won’t get a top up if:

  • there's been no increase in your rate of Age Pension
  • you had an increase more than 13 weeks after you got Age Pension.

You also won’t get a top up if your Age Pension rate has increased because of one of the following:

  • indexation of your pension rate
  • indexation of allowable income and asset limits
  • a change in homeowner status
  • a change in relationship status.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021