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Qualification for Age Pension
Where a veteran has qualifying service, but is under pension age, or dies before reaching pension age, the veteran's partner may be eligible for partner service pension.
However for the partner to be eligible in these circumstances, he or she may also need to be qualified for age pension from Centrelink.
For a person to be qualified for age pension from Centrelink, he or she must:
be Centrelink pension age or over (65 years for men and refer to section 5QB of the VEA for women); and
- meet certain residency requirements.
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