government age pension

The Government Age Pension is a fortnightly income from the Australian Government designed to help eligible older Australians supplement their retirement savings.


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Am I eligible to receive the Age Pension?

To qualify for the Age Pension, you’ll need to meet the Government’s eligibility requirements. These may include but are not limited to:

  • reaching Age Pension age
  • meeting residency rules
  • satisfying both income and assets tests.

How much is the Age Pension?

How much you get depends on your income and assets tests, and whether you're single or in a couple.

As a guide, here are the current payments for those who are entitled to the full Age Pension. 

Find out more about how much Age Pension you can get.

Income and Assets tests 

The assets you own will affect whether you get the Age Pension, and how much. An income test also applies.

Find out more about the assets test.

Find out more about the income test.

Those who don't qualify for any age pension may qualify for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC), which can provide holders access to cheaper medicines and other concessions.

Find out more about CSHC.


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