Disability Support Pension when you reach age pension age
You can transfer to Age Pension when you reach age pension age.
Just before you reach age pension age, we’ll ask you to complete a Transfer to Age Pension (SA383) form.
In the form, you need to tell us:
- if you want to transfer to Age Pension or continue to get Disability Support Pension , and
- about any superannuation you have
If you are registered with a Centrelink online account and subscribe to receive your letters online, we will ask you to transfer to Age Pension online.
Some things do not change whether you remain on Disability Support Pension or transfer to Age Pension. These include:
- the rules to assess your permanent blindness, if applicable
- your rate of payment and income and assets tests
- your concession card
- access to the Work Bonus
- your payment being taxable
If you transfer to Age Pension:
- you won’t need to meet medical eligibility requirements
- you won’t need to have medical reviews, which include providing current medical evidence, which may be at your expense and attending a Job Capacity Assessment
- the rules for Age Pension may be better if you want to travel outside Australia
- you may have more land exempted from the assets test if your home is on a block of land larger than 2 hectares, and on 1 title
In some circumstances, you may be better off remaining on Disability Support Pension, these include:
- access to Pensioner Education Supplement and Education Entry Payment if you’re studying
- continued access to Incentive Allowance
- maintaining higher rate of Mobility Allowance, if you’re currently on the higher rate
- being eligible for a higher rate of Rent Assistance if you’re single and sharing privately rented accommodation
- continued access to Pensioner Education Supplement for your partner, if they get Wife Pension