Super and the Age Pension

Most Australians are eligible for the Government Age Pension. If you’re among them, you can use it to top up your super.

What is the Age Pension? 

The Government Age Pension is a regular fortnightly income from the Australian Government that helps eligible older Australians pay for basic living expenses.

It’s called the “retirement safety net” for a reason. Around 65% of older Australians rely on a government pension as their main source of income.

Am I eligible to receive it? 

Reaching retirement age and finishing up at work don’t mean you automatically get the pension. 

You’ll need to meet eligibility requirements set out by the Australian Government before you can receive your first pension payment.

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Eligible to get the Age Pension?


Try our interactive guide to find out.

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Your age and residential status

Have you reached the qualifying age? Are you an Australian Resident?

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Your assets

The assets you own will affect whether you get the Age Pension, and how much.

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Your income

The income you earn will affect whether you get the Age Pension, and how much.

Read our fact sheet to find out more about eligibility.

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Find out how you can turn your super into a regular income alongside your Age Pension payments with out award winning account-based pension, Choice income.

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