Payment rates for Age Pension

There are different rates of Age Pension payments for single people and couples. Your rate also depends on your income, assets, and other circumstances.

Family Situation
Pension rates (per fortnight)SingleCouple eachCouple combinedCouple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate$776.70$585.50$1,171.00$776.70
Maximum Pension Supplement$63.50$47.90$95.80$63.50
Energy Supplement$14.10$10.60$21.20$14.10
TOTAL$854.30$644.00$1,288.00$854.30

The transitional arrangements apply to certain pensioners who were receiving part pensions as at 19 September 2009 and only applies until they would get an equal or higher rate under the new rules. Rates are indexed by CPI only.

Family Situation
Pension Reform Transitional Arrangements Rates (per fortnight)SingleCouple eachCouple combinedCouple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum rate$706.80$570.80$1,141.60$706.80
Energy Supplement$14.10$10.60$21.20$14.10
TOTAL$720.90$581.40$1,162.80$720.90