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Centrelink Payments | Age Pension Eligibility 

(Information current as at 11 October 2019)

Reached age pension age:

Centrelink payments age pension eligibility from birthdate and being old enough table.

Under the income and assets test limits

Pensions have income and asset limits. If you are over these limits, you get a lower pension.

Income Test
Centrelink assess your income from all sources. This included financial assets such as superannuation. To work out how much your financial assets are worth as income, they use deeming.

Centrelink payment income test for singles, couple living together and couple living apart table.

Asset Test
Pensions will not be paid when your assets are more than the amounts below.

Centrelink payment asset test based on single, a couple combined, a couple separated due to illness and a couple with one partner eligible table. 

FOR MORE: information on income and assets test please see:  https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/age-pension/how-much-you-can-get/income-test-pensions 

An Australian resident, normally for at least 10 years

To get Age Pension, you need to have been an Australian resident for at least 10 years in total. For at least 5 of these years, there must be no break in your residency.

FOR MORE: information to determine which payments you are eligible for please visit the following website:
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/

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The information provided in this information sheet does not constitute advice. The information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your individual financial situation. It should not be used, relied upon, or treated as a substitute for specific professional advice. We recommend that you contact Brentnalls SA before making any decision to discuss your particular requirements or circumstances.

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