Partner Allowance

When you reach Age Pension age

If you’re getting Partner Allowance and reach Age Pension age, you can transfer to Age Pension.

Reaching Age Pension age

Just before you reach Age Pension age, we’ll invite you to transfer to Age Pension.

You’ll need to tell us:

  • if you want to transfer to Age Pension, or stay on Partner Allowance
  • if you have any superannuation

Benefits of Age Pension

If you transfer to Age Pension, you may:

  • get a higher rate of payment
  • have more generous income and assets tests
  • get a Pensioner Concession Card
  • be better off if you travel outside Australia
  • get the Work Bonus, and
  • get other benefits

You will lose access to Education Entry Payment if you transfer to Age Pension.

Read more about how to transfer to Age Pension.

Pension Supplement

Once you reach Age Pension age, we'll pay the Pension Supplement to you with your Partner Allowance. The supplement replaces:

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Page last updated: 30 April 2019