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Retirement Age

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

66 years

1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956

66 years and 6 months

On or after 1 January 1957

67 years


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