About Pension Supplement

Pension Supplement is a combined payment of Pharmaceutical Allowance, Utilities Allowance, GST Supplement and Telephone Allowance.

We base Telephone Allowance on the higher rate for internet subscribers.

Who can get it

There are 3 ways to get the supplement.

Option 1

You can get the supplement if you get:

Option 2

You can get the supplement if you are over age pension age and get:

Option 3

You can get the basic amount of supplement if you:

If you can’t get it

If you can’t get Pension Supplement, you could get:

How you get it

You don’t need to do anything. We’ll pay you each fortnight with your support payment.

When you're a transitional rate pensioner

If you get a transitional rate of pension you won't get the Pension Supplement. You'll get an equivalent amount.

Read more about Transitional rate of pension.

Page last updated: 12 May 2018