Increase to Age Pension eligibility age from 1 July 2017

From 1 July 2017, the age you need to be eligible for the Age Pension is changing.

If you were born on or after 1 July 1952, you will need to be aged 65 years and 6 months.

The age pension age will then go up by 6 months every 2 years until 1 July 2023, when the Age Pension eligibility age will be 67.

If you are currently getting an income support payment you will get a letter from us 9 weeks before you reach eligibility age, inviting you to transfer to the Age Pension.

If you are not getting a payment from us, you can submit your claim up to 13 weeks before reaching age pension age.

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Page last updated: 5 April 2017