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Retirement age for a person who is a war widow/widower means the pension age that would apply to that person if he or she was a veteran.
For any other person, retirement age is the pension age for that person.
Refer to subsection 5Q(1) of the VEA for the full definition.
Currently, the pension age for a veteran is 60 years of age (VEA 5QA).
The pension age for a non-veteran is determined by the table below:
Date of birth (both dates inclusive)
Age Pension age
1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953
65 years and 6 months
1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955
1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956
66 years and 6 months
On or after 1 January 1957
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