Payment rates for Age Pension

Find out about 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.

Pension rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $794.80 $599.10 $1,198.20 $794.80
Maximum Pension Supplement $65.00 $49.00 $98.00 $65.00
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $873.90 $658.70 $1,317.40 $873.90

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

Pension Reform Transitional Arrangements Rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each
separated due to ill health
Maximum rate $723.10 $584.00 $1,168.00 $723.10
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $737.20 $594.60 $1,189.20 $737.20

Page last updated: 2 May 2016

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