Pension Supplement

A regular extra payment to help with bills and medicine costs if you get income support from us.

Eligibility & payment rates


Pension Supplement is a combined payment of Pharmaceutical Allowance, Utilities Allowance, GST Supplement and Telephone Allowance equal to the higher rate for internet subscribers.

Read more about Pension Supplement

How much you get

The amount of Pension Supplement you can get depends on if you are single or in a couple.

Read more about how much you can get

Managing your payment

Cancelled payments

If we cancel your support payment, your Pension Supplement will stop from the same date.

Read more about cancelled Pension Supplement

While travelling outside Australia

There are rules about how long your Pension Supplement can be paid when you travel outside Australia.

Read more about Pension Supplement while travelling outside Australia

My bank account is overdrawn

You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.

Read more about what to do if your account is overdrawn


Manage your money


We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.

Read about how to manage your money

Page last updated: 7 November 2017