Payment rates for Age Pension

We use income and assets tests to work out how much Age Pension you get.

There are different rates of Age Pension payments for single people and couples. Read about how your relationship status can affect your payment rate.

There are also different rates for some people who were getting a pension in 2009.

The amounts on this page are the maximum rates.

Normal rates

Per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple apart due to ill health
Maximum basic rate $814.00 $613.60 $1,227.20 $814.00
Maximum Pension Supplement $66.30 $50.00 $100.00 $66.30
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $894.40 $674.20 $1,348.40 $894.40

Transitional rates

Some people who were getting part pensions on 19 September 2009 are on transitional rates until they catch up with the current normal rates.

Per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple apart due to ill health
Maximum rate $738.30 $596.40 $1,192.80 $738.30
Energy Supplement $14.10 $10.60 $21.20 $14.10
TOTAL $752.40 $607.00 $1,214.00 $752.40

Page last updated: 16 October 2017