Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Age Pension.
We need to know about changes that could reduce your Age Pension payment.
You can normally get Age Pension while outside Australia. We base the amount we can pay you on how long you’re away for.
You can have an authorised representative deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
If we’ve sent a letter to your myGov Inbox asking you to confirm current earnings, read this page. You need to confirm your and your partner’s earnings if we ask.
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018