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Providing support for retirees

  • Mar 23, 2020
  • Virginia Debus
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The Government is helping retirees to manage the impact of volatility in financial markets on their retirement savings by temporarily reducing  superannuation minimum draw down requirements. The Government is also reducing social security deeming rates in recognition of the impact of the low interest rates on savings. 

SUMMARY
The Government is temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions and similar products by 50 per cent for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 income years.
The Government is also reducing both the upper and lower social security deeming rates by a further 0.25 percentage points in addition to the 0.5 percentage point reduction to both rates announced on 12 March 2020.

To read further details download the fact sheet here.

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