The current Age Pension is leaving many people behind; without adequate food, housing, heating, medical supplies, dentistry and other life essentials.
We are calling for an independent tribunal to review pension rates and provide a fair and decent standard of living for older Australians.
Share your story
We want to hear from pensioners who have experienced financial hardship living on the aged pension.
Or write to us at:
Fix Pension Poverty
The Benevolent Society
PO Box 171
Paddington NSW 2021
What needs to change?
The Age Pension in Australia is the main source of income for over 1.5 million Australians. Up to one-third are living in poverty.
Read the Report
The Age Pension in Australia
Pensioners are struggling financially. A recent OECD report found that a third of Australians over the age of 65 were at risk of poverty.
Help fix pension poverty
We’re asking pensioners, their families and the community to get involved. Sign the petition and help fix pension poverty.
Sign the Petition
I deserve a fair go!
We want to hear from you. Tell us your story and why the age pension needs to change.
Reducing disadvantage – it starts at home
Pensioners who are paying private rental are the most disadvantaged. Find out how rising rents are eating into pensioner’s incomes.
Read the Report
Adequacy of the Age Pension Executive Summary
Up to one-third of Australian pensioners are living in poverty. Read the Executive Summary
Adequacy of the Age Pension Full Report
The Age Pension in Australia is the main source of income for over 1.5 million Australians. Many are going without power, food and medications to try to make ends meet. Read the Report
Overview: the age pension in AustraliaDownload
Age pension demographic overviewDownload
History of the age pension in AustraliaDownload
The Benevolent Society and the age pensionDownload