Category Archives: Pensions / Income Streams

Centrelink – The MyGov account for centralized assistance

The Department of Human Services website explains – Your myGov account gives you: Secure access to a range of government services using one username and password; A single inbox for your messages from Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and the Australian … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Am I eligible for pension?

Wondering if you may be eligible for Government Pension? These are the criteria for eligibility for Age Pension at the Department of Human Services website at August 2018 – HERE – Check to see if you’re eligible for other support: … Continue reading

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Centrelink – Moving to Aged Pension from Disability Support Pension? What are the pros and cons?

A very good lady asked whether moving to Aged Pension (AP) from Disability Support Pension (DSP) was the best thing to do and was there any pros or cons? I connected her (our Connect/Assist service) to the advisor for clarification. … Continue reading

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Pensions and Retirement – New Year Resolutions – 5 Easy Steps to Plan your Retirement

Studies show that most people spend more time planning the next holiday than ever spent on preparing for retirement – but it is not hard at all! Consider if you are a – Woman and want to retire at the … Continue reading

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NEWS – Caution sounded on proposed early release of super for crime victims, as well as hardship cases

The government has been told to tread carefully with its plans for allowing victims of crime to access perpetrators’ superannuation as compensation, as the proposals could have unintended consequences, one lawyer has warned. Speaking to SMSF Adviser’s sister title, Nest … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Summary of current asset test age pension changes 2017

The start of January 2017 saw some significant changes to means testing for Social Security pensions (including the Age Pension). Retire Invest wrote a comprehensive summary in their RIAdvice magazine – Uncertainty around income can be unsettling for those receiving … Continue reading

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NEWS – ATO may soften on proposed event-based reporting SMSF rules

Controversial and laborious event-based reporting rules for Australia’s army of DIY super fund operators may be softened by the tax office in coming weeks. Under current plans the Australian Taxation Office wants all SMSFs (self-managed super funds) to report much … Continue reading

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