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Income test for age pension

Section: 9.12

The income test is used to reduce the amount of age pension that a person is entitled to receive where their assessable income for income test purposes exceeds a certain threshold. The age pension entitlement will gradually reduce to nil on a sliding scale based on the amount by which the person's assessable income exceeds the threshold.

For current income test thresholds, refer to

Last modified: Friday, January 12, 2018