Age Pension

Are you eligible for the Age Pension? The Age Pension is the taxpayer-funded basic retirement income stream for those people who can’t fully support themselves. The single rate Age Pension is set to at least 27.7 per cent of Male Total Average Weekly Earnings.


On SuperGuide, you can find information about the latest Age Pension rates, your Age Pension age, the Age Pension income test and the Age Pension assets test, and more.

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Age Pension.

Are you eligible for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card?

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IMPORTANT: The government has indexed the income test thresholds for the CSHC, effective from September 2014. The income test thresholds will be now indexed annually from September of each year. WARNING: From 1 January 2015, new applicants for CSHC will need to include superannuation pension … [Read more...]

Age Pension: September 2014 rates now available

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The new Age Pension rates, taking effect from 20 September 2014 are set out in the tables below. A single person eligible for the FULL Age Pension can now expect an annual Age Pension income (including supplement, and Clean Energy Supplement) of around $22,212. A couple eligible for the full … [Read more...]

Age Pension: Assets test thresholds rise 20 September 2014

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The UPPER asset thresholds for the Age Pension assets test lift again on 20 September 2014, which means more Australians may now be eligible for a PART Age Pension. A single person can own more than $770,000 in assets (excluding his or her home), and still receive a small PART Age Pension, while … [Read more...]

Age Pension: More Australians entitled to payments from September 2014

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In March, July and September of each year, the Federal Government changes the rules for claiming the Age Pension… for the better! Currently, the Age Pension income test and the Age Pension assets test are adjusted three times a year in line with increases in the Consumer Price Index. Effective … [Read more...]

Age Pension: Income test thresholds rise 20 September 2014

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The UPPER income thresholds for the Age Pension income test lift again on 20 September 2014, which means more Australians are now eligible for a PART Age Pension. A single person can earn just under $49,000 a year, and still receive a PART Age Pension, while a couple can earn just over $74,000 a … [Read more...]

Age Pension Bonus: Hurry! Last chance to register

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Hurry, hurry! Deadline approaching! If you’re still working and you were aged 65 or over (or 63.5 or over if you’re a female) before 20 September 2009, then you need to read this article, and the Q and As following this article. If you fall into this age group and you expect to receive the Age … [Read more...]

2014 Federal Budget: Superannuation and retirement summary (updated)

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Note: This article is updated regularly as more details are disclosed about announced policies. Article links take you through to further detail on my most items listed in this article. Latest update was 28 May 2014. On 13 May 2014, Treasurer Joe Hockey released his first federal budget. For many … [Read more...]