Pension Bonus Scheme

A lump sum payment if you delayed claiming Age Pension, kept working and are registered in the scheme.

Eligibility basics

  • you registered for the scheme before 1 July 2014
  • since you became eligible for Age Pension we haven’t paid you any income support except Carer Payment or Carer Service Pension
  • you pass the work test rules for at least 12 months from when you became a member of the scheme

You can’t register for the Pension Bonus Scheme anymore. If you’re registered for the scheme, you may get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

This information was printed Monday 20 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pension-bonus-scheme 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: 12 May 2018