Super and the age pension

Most Australian’s 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 Age Pension is a regular fortnightly income that helps eligible older Australians pay for basic living expenses. As of 20 March 2018, the maximum that a single person on the pension can receive is up to $23,597.60 per year. For a couple, it’s $17,786.60 per year (each).

Get pension payments with your super

You don’t have to spend all of your super before you can access the pension. When you transfer your superannuation to a retirement income account (like our Choice Income account) you can draw payments alongside any Age Pension payments that you may be eligible for.

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Find out how much of your super you may be able to use to top up the Government Age Pension.

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Are you eligible for the Government Age Pension - pdf, 273KB

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