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The Age Pension is the main payment from government for people who are 66 years or older who do not work or are no longer working.

The Australian Government is gradually increasing the pension age from 65 to 67 years. The table below lists when the age is going up.

When you were bornPension ageDate pension age changes
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 195365 years and 6 months1 July 2017
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 195566 years1 July 2019
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 195666 years and 6 months1 July 2021
From 1 January 1957 onwards67 years1 July 2023

You can find more information about the Age Pension on the Department of Social Services website.

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