Transfer to Age Pension
If you are age pension age and receiving an eligible income support payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
Age Pension is usually the most appropriate payment for people who are age pension age.
If you are receiving an eligible income support payment, you will be sent an invitation to apply to transfer to Age Pension 9 weeks before you reach age pension age. Your invitation will be sent to your online account, if you have one. If you do not have an online account, your invitation will be sent to you in the mail.
Transferring is simpler and easier than completing a full Age Pension claim form. You can apply online to Transfer to Age Pension.
If you are not receiving an eligible income support payment, you need to complete a full Age Pension claim. You can submit your claim up to 13 weeks before you meet the age and residence requirements for Age Pension.
When you reach age pension age, any superannuation you have may affect the rate of payments you receive.
Begin your transfer
If you are age pension age and receive an eligible income support payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension online anytime. Check if you are eligible for Age Pension before you start.
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If you do not have a Centrelink online account
The online transfer does not need to be completed in one session. You can save your responses and continue with your transfer at a later time. You are only asked questions relevant to your circumstances.
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Eligible payments for transfer
The following income support payments are eligible to be transferred to the Age Pension once you reach age pension page:
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Partner Allowance
- Special Benefit
- Widow Allowance
- Widow B Pension
- Wife Pension