Pensions

Age Pension age for social security purposes is 65 years for men. For women the qualifying age for Age Pension varies in accordance with the date of birth as shown in the table below.

Age Pension Age for Women

Date of Birth Qualification Age
1 July 1938 to 31 December 1939 61.5
1 Jan 1940 to 30 June 1941 62
1 July 1941 to 31 December 1942 62.5
1 January 1943 to 30 June 1944 63
1 July 1944 to 31 December 1945 63.5
1 January 1946 to 30 June 1947 64
1 July 1947 to 31 December 1948 64.5
1 January 1949 and later 65

The qualifying age for male veterans with qualifying service and a service pension is 60. For female veterans the pension age is being raised by six months every two years so that by 1 July 2013, female and male pension ages will be the same; see the table below.

Female veterans with qualifying service and ISS recipients

Date of Birth Qualifing Age
1 July 1943 to 31 December 1944 56.5
1 January 1945 to 30 June 1946 57
1 July 1946 to 31 December 1947 57.5
1 January 1948 to 30 June 1949 58
1 July 1949 to 31 December 1950 58.5
1 January 1951 to 30 June 1952 59
1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 59.5
1 January 1954 and later 60

For detailed information about pension types, rates, allowances, policy and other information.
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For other general information about the Service Pension and Income Support Supplement see the fact sheet.
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