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.

Age Pension increases September 2014

Age Pension increases September 2014

For those who receive an Age Pension or Disability Support Pension, the increases, ...

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Age Pension increases September 2014

Age Pension increases September 2014

For those who receive an Age Pension or Disability Support Pension, the increases, which will ...

Using super to pay out mortgage

Using super to pay out mortgage

Could Jenny use her super to pay out her mortgage and still get an Age ...

How much will be exempt?

How much will be exempt?

Will downsizing be a blessing in disguise for Graham?

Retiring from the workforce

Retiring from the workforce

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

Couple's Age Pension quandary

Couple's Age Pension quandary

Jeff would like to know if he will receive a single or couples' Age Pension. ...

Changes to pensions overseas

Changes to pensions overseas

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

Pension indexation simplified

Pension indexation simplified

It’s important to understand which rules are currently applied to index pensions.

A response to pension cuts

A response to pension cuts

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

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

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