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Pensions Centrelink – New Means-Test Rules for Lifetime Income Streams

From 1 July 2019, new means test rules for lifetime income streams came into effect. The Department of Human Services explains more – The new rules change the way we assess lifetime income streams (LIS) purchased from 1 July 2019. … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Pension Loans Scheme has changed 1 July 2019

As of 1 July 2019, the human services websites says you can apply for the Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) even if: You’re getting the maximum rate of pension; You have a payment rate of $0 under both the income and … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Earn more before aged pension is affected – Work bonus increase from 1 Jul 2019

The Government has announced a Work Bonus increase from 1 July 2019 – which means you can earn more before your aged pension is affected – great news! The Work Bonus is increasing. Centrelink will also apply it to self-employment … Continue reading

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Pensions – Budget April 2019 – Raising the age for the Work Test to apply – and other changes at a glance

Changes to the age for the Work Test was one of the superannuation announcements made by the Government ahead of the release of the 2019 Budget. The Government proposes that, from 1 July 2020, people aged 65 or 66 will … 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 – Recent ATO tax determination on LRBAs clarified related party loans but not more unusual assets

While the ATO has further clarified their position on LRBAs and related party loans through TD 2016/16, LRBAs with more unusual assets continue to face obstacles with adjusting their LRBAs to arm’s length terms, according to the SMSF Association. The … Continue reading

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