Age Pension

Age Pension Centrelink Entitlements Australia SeniorsThe Age Pension age for social security purposes is 65 years for men. Women qualify at different ages depending on their date of birth and by 2014 the minimum qualifying age for women will also be 65 years. Beginning in 2017, the Age Pension age will be increased to 67 years at a rate of six months every two years. The Age Pension is assessed and paid by Centrelink.

Got questions about the Age Pension? Or when to start retirement? What about the Work Bonus for seniors? Understanding your pension entitlements, whether relating to the Age Pension or Disability Support Pension (DSP) can be confusing. If you’re retired or planning retirement, you can have pension related questions answered quickly and easily by the YOURLifeChoices team.

Transferring to the Age Pension

Transferring to the Age Pension

What should you consider before making the move to the Age Pension?

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Protect the Age Pension

Protect the Age Pension

In October the Prime Minister Tony Abbott sent a letter to all 1.7 million ...

What are my retirement options?

What are my retirement options?

Debbie McTaggart explains why you don’t have to give up work.

Retiring from the workforce

Retiring from the workforce

Can you get the Age Pension if you stop working before 65?

Changes to pensions overseas

Changes to pensions overseas

When you leave Australia your rate of payment may change after 26 weeks.

A response to pension cuts

A response to pension cuts

Richard shares his strong opinion on why a pension cut would be a mistake.

Which Age Pension will I get?

Which Age Pension will I get?

As a New Zealand citizen, Barry is unsure if he is entitled to an Australian ...

Can you live the good life on an Age Pension?

Can you live the good life on an Age Pension?

Debbie McTaggart explains why your money may not be stretching as far as you would ...

Changes to deeming rates

Changes to deeming rates

Changes to deeming rates will benefit more than 740,000 pensioners

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From 20 March 2012 pension rates will increase in line with cost of living increases. This will result in an increase of $6.70 for a single Age Pension.

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Income test limits for pensions

The CPI rise in pension payments is also reflected by an increase in the amount of income you can receive before you lose your pension completely.

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Increased asset test limits

Increased asset test limits

Asset limits have been reviewed and increased in line with recent CPI pension increases.

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Guide to Centrelink

Guide to Centrelink

YOURLifeChoices answer your questions on the Age Pension, Starting retirement and using Centrelink Online Services.

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