Getting the Age Pension
Find out more about the Age Pension, an income support payment for eligible people in retirement who've reached the qualifying age.
To get the Age Pension, you’ll need to:
- be the qualifying age or older
- meet income and assets tests
- meet residency rules.
The qualifying age is currently 66 years and 6 months old. It is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2023.
The pension amount you receive will depend on:
- your income
- how much property you have
- if you’re single or part of a couple.
You can submit your claim at Services Australia in the 13 weeks before you reach the Age Pension age. You can apply online, over the phone or in person.
If you get the Age Pension you will also automatically get the Pension Supplement. If you’re over the Age Pension age but don’t get the Age Pension, you may still be able to get the supplement.