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Age Pension Eligibility

Are you eligible?

Age Rules

To be eligible for Age Pension you must be 65 or older

Residence Rules

On the day you claim Age Pension you must be an Australian resident and be in Australia.

Residence Descriptors

You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.

Income Test

Your income can reduce your pension.

Asset Test

The value of the assets you own affects if you can get Age Pension, and how much you can get.

Payment Rates

We use income and assets tests to work out how much Age Pension you get.