How much you can get

How much Pension Bonus you can get depends on a number of circumstances.

These include:

  • how long you’ve been an accruing member of the scheme
  • the amount of basic Age Pension you can get when you claim
  • if you were single or partnered when you were a member.

This table lists the highest rates you can get.

How many bonus periods you have Maximum bonus you’ll get if you’re single Maximum bonus you’ll each get if you’re partnered
1 year $2,136.80 $1,614.80
2 years $8,547.20 $6,459.00
3 years $19,231.10 $14,532.80
4 years $34,188.60 $25,836.00
5 years $53,419.70 $40,368.80

We update payment rates each year on 20 March and 20 September.

You only get the bonus once, but you could get a Pension Bonus top up.

Page last updated: 11 September 2019

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