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Pension payments - couple or two singles?

My wife and I start our pension next week and I was wondering do we get paid as a couple or as two single payments. My wife is on the 06/04 and mine 11/04.



your pension will be paid at the couples rate in two payments one in each name


Quite right, eraser. Could be paid on alternative weeks these days depending on whether one of the partners was on some Govt payment before pension age. A mate was on Newstart when wife was on age pension, so at 65 he went from Newstart to age pension as well but the week stayed the same. So they have an income every week alternatively paid out. It suits them.