Retirees are about to receive one of the biggest increases in the age pension in nearly a decade. Here’s everything you need to know about the new payments plus other changes that take effect today.
When Graham Mabury hung up his headphones at 6PR after a 33-year career in radio, he was looking forward to a relaxing retirement. Then Centrelink changed the rules.
YOUR MONEY: Line up those ducks just right and a retired couple who tick all the boxes could contribute up to $1.46 million into superannuation in the next two weeks.
YOUR MONEY: The last cog has been inserted into the 2021 retirement gearbox, allowing seniors to map out retirement strategies for the year ahead.
Families with three kids will get an extra $226 every year, and there’s also good news for pensioners from the federal government.
The Morrison Government has unveiled a one-year extension to a scheme allowing senior Australians to slash the drawdown rates on their superannuation pensions.
The viagra-style boost to the Pension Loans Scheme in the Budget was sure to have grabbed the attention of many seniors. But like so many big nights out, beware the morning after.
What we’re doing is creating a massive “super” honey pot whose attractiveness exists but for the stroke of a pen.
The cat’s out of the bag. The Federal Government now wants you to use your family home to fund your retirement. Some will be better off but there’s hidden dangers for the less well-off.
There are hundreds of thousands of seniors who toiled for decades without the benefits of our world-class super system who now live on tight budgets built around a fortnightly pension.
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Barring Tasmania, NSW and Victoria, all the States are now above an index level of 100, indicating optimists outweigh pessimists.
Pensioners, veterans and concession card-holders will be the beneficiaries of a $500 cash payment to be delivered by next Easter.
There will be no pension increase this September, forcing those reliant on the payment to wait a full year for any chance of a boost.
NICK BRUINING: Many seniors would be better off changing to a modern account-based pension fund without any impact on their Centrelink entitlements.
YOUR MONEY: Thousands of savvy seniors had worked out that with no assets test and other rules relaxed, the opportunity to get a big payout from Centrelink was too good to ignore.
A terminal diagnosis, while devastating, does allow us to organise our financial affairs to make sure our loved ones are placed in the best possible position after we’re gone.
While Centrelink has the legal ability to extract records from almost anywhere, the ... mish-mash of data formats, antiquated systems and under-resourcing means it just doesn’t happen.
What’s conveniently omitted by the so-called experts is how Centrelink benefits work hand-in-glove with your savings to produce a regular tax-free income that increases each year. Here’s how ...
Increased Centrelink means-test thresholds which came into effect yesterday give all part-pensioners a boost in their fortnightly benefit.
Moderately comfortable middle-class folk could benefit by keeping their house and tapping generous HomeBuilder and State Government incentives ... and even get a pension.
Your Money expert Nick Bruining and Ben Harvey talk you through ways to protect your personal finances, retirement savings and pension in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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