Changes to the Work Bonus start next week
24 June 2019
If you’re an eligible pensioner over Age Pension age, you may benefit from upcoming changes to the Work Bonus.
The Work Bonus can help you access the benefits of working while getting a pension.
From 1 July 2019 there are two Work Bonus changes:
- you’ll be able to earn up to $300 per fortnight from work before we reduce your pension
- we’ll now apply the Work Bonus to income from some types of self-employment that involves active participation.
These changes could mean your pension amount may increase.
There’s nothing you need to do if your payment does increase due to the Work Bonus changes.
Learn more about the Work Bonus.
Read more news for older Australians.
As of 1 July 2019 more older Australians can now access the Pension Loans Scheme.
If you’re born between 1 January 1954 and 30 June 1955, you can claim Age Pension once you’re 66.
Page last updated: 24 June 2019