Prepare to transfer to Age Pension

If you get Carer Payment and you’re Age Pension age, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.

What you need to know

We’ll invite you to apply to transfer to Age Pension 13 weeks before you’re Age Pension age. You need to tell us if you:

  • want to transfer or not
  • have superannuation.

If you don’t do this, we may stop your Carer Payment once you turn Age Pension age.

We’ll send the invitation to your online account, if you have one. If you don’t, we’ll post the invitation and form to you. We’ll fill in the online transfer or form with details we already know about you.

How you can choose between Carer Payment and Age Pension

You can choose to get either Carer Payment or Age Pension. You can only get one of these payments.

Read more about choosing between Carer Payment and Age Pension.

How to confirm your decision

You need to complete the online task or return the form we send you and confirm you want to either:

  • transfer to Age Pension
  • stay on Carer Payment.

You also have to tell us about any superannuation you have.

Read more about applying to transfer to Age Pension.

Page last updated: 9 July 2019