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Eligibility

To qualify for Age Pension, you must first satisfy the age and residence requirements. Centrelink then work out how much Age Pension is payable. This depends on your income and assets and other circumstances. If you are legally blind, you may be eligible or Age Pension (blind), which usually has no income or assets test.

Age Pension Age

From 1 July 2017, the qualifying age for Age Pension will increase from 65 to 65.5 years. The qualifying age for Age Pension will then rise by 6 months every 2 years, reaching 67 by 1 July 2023.

Born Women eligible for
Age Pension at age
Men eligible for
Age Pension at age
Before 1 July 1935 60 65
From 1 July 1935  to 31 December 1936 60.5 65
From 1 January 1937 to 30 June 1938 61 65
From 1 July 1938 to 31 December 1939 61.5 65
From 1 January 1940 to 30 June 1941 62 65
From 1 July 1941 to 31 December 1942 62.5 65
From 1 January 1943 to and 30 June 1944 63 65
From 1 July 1944 to 31 December 1945 63.5 65
From 1 January 1946 to 30 June 1947 64 65
From 1 July 1947 to 31 December 1948 64.5 65
From 1 January 1949 to 30 June 1952 65 65
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 65.5 65.5
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955 66 66
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956 66.5 66.5
From 1 January 1957 67 67

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