Age Pension

Change of circumstances

We need to know about changes that could reduce your Age Pension payment.

You must tell us if:

  • your address changes
  • your income changes
  • your assets change
  • your partner’s income or assets change
  • you stop living with your partner
  • your partner dies
  • you marry or start living with your partner

You have 14 days to tell us about the changes. If you don’t do this, we may pay you too much and you’ll probably have to pay the money back.

If you deliberately don’t tell us about changes, we could charge you with fraud.

This information was printed Wednesday 22 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/age-pension/managing-your-payment/change-circumstances It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 5 December 2018