Contact us for specialised suport Name Email Phone Contact Us Age Pension Eligibility Are you eligible? Age RulesTo be eligible for Age Pension you must be 65 or older Residence RulesOn the day you claim Age Pension you must be an Australian resident and be in Australia. Residence DescriptorsYou usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident. Income TestYour income can reduce your pension. Asset TestThe value of the assets you own affects if you can get Age Pension, and how much you can get. Payment RatesWe use income and assets tests to work out how much Age Pension you get.