Transitioning to the Age Pension

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On reaching Age Pension age (see Age Pension for your respective attainable date) and if you are in receipt of an eligible payment, you can apply for a transfer to the Age Pension, which is simpler and easier than completing a full Age Pension claim.
Centrelink will send you an invitation to transfer 13 weeks before you reach Age Pension age. Qualifying for the Age Pension depends on your circumstances and the payment you currently get. On contact with Centrelink’s Age Pension staff, you will need to tell them if you:
  • want to apply to transfer to Age Pension or not
  • have superannuation, because any superannuation you have may affect your rate of payment.
Please ensure you complete the process to the end to ensure continuity of your benefits and entitlements.
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Date last reviewed: 16 September 2021