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.

Pension advance payments

Pension advance payments

A pension advance payment could help Tracy deal with a couple of unexpected bills.

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Age Pension increases March 2014

Age Pension increases March 2014

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

Changes to Age Pension age

Changes to Age Pension age

Rita and her friends believe they that will be affected by the increasing of the ...

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 ...

Using super to pay out mortgage

Using super to pay out mortgage

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

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 ...

Lump-sum withdrawals

Lump-sum withdrawals

Beth wants to know if a lump sum withdrawal will affect her Age Pension.

Changes to deeming rates

Changes to deeming rates

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

Your former home and the pension

Your former home and the pension

Marion is considering having her parents come to live with her.

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Pension increases

Pension increases

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

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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