Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get the Pension Bonus Scheme, and how much you'll get.
You can’t register for the Pension Bonus Scheme anymore.
To get a pension bonus you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
You must work at least 960 hours each year to pass the work test.
Only accruing membership can count toward your Pension Bonus. Non-accruing membership may allow you to stay in the scheme, even if you can’t work.
The bonus amount you can get under the Pension Bonus Scheme depends on how long you've been an accruing member of the scheme.
We don’t transfer your Pension Bonus to your estate if you die before you claim.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018