Disability Support Pension when you reach age pension age
If you’re getting Disability Support Pension and 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 invite you to transfer to Age Pension.
You’ll need to tell us if you:
- want to transfer to Age Pension, or want to stay on Disability Support Pension, and
- have any superannuation
What won’t change
Whether you transfer to Age Pension or stay on Disability Support Pension some things won’t change, such as:
- your rate of payment
- the income and assets tests
- your concession card
- access to the Work Bonus
- payments being taxable
- rules to assess permanent blindness
Benefits of each payment
If you transfer to Age Pension:
- there are no medical eligibility rules or medical reviews
- the rules may be better if you want to travel outside Australia, and
- and live on a single title of land covering more than 2 hectares, we can exempt more land from the assets test
If you stay on Disability Support Pension, you may:
- get the Pensioner Education Supplement and Education Entry Payment if you study
- continue to get the Incentive Allowance
- keep the higher rate of Mobility Allowance
- get a higher rate of Rent Assistance if you’re single and sharing privately rented accommodation
Other services and concessions
Before you decide to transfer to Age Pension, you should check if you’ll still be eligible for any services or concessions you currently get from other providers.
Read more about how to transfer to Age Pension.