The current maximum rates of pension are as follows: Singles - $877.10pf Couples - $661.20pf each (Rates effective from 20/09/2016 - 31/12/2016 and include base pension + supplements) Not everyone is entitled to the maximum rate of pension… Australia has a means tested social security system which is designed to work like a safety net. [...]
How old do you have to be to claim the age pension? The age you can claim the age pension in Australia depends on your birth date. The current age pension age requirements are increasing to 67 years old over the coming years.