For many people, the Government’s temporary early access to super scheme will be a financial lifeline. But what could some of the impacts be, both short- and long-term, to your retirement savings?
This episode, Charles Azzopardi from UniSuper Advice takes us through the scheme’s basics; eligibility, how to apply, and some of the things to seriously consider before dipping into your retirement nest-egg.
Your hosts are Lyndon Horsburgh and Tania Meade.
Produced by Lyndon Horsburgh.
Transcript available at www.unisuper.com.au/podcasts.
A big thanks to our special guest Charles Azzopardi, Private Client Adviser with UniSuper Advice
For more info about early access to your super, investment market updates and frequently asked questions, visit www.unisuper.com.au/coronavirus.
The ‘Estimate the impact on your retirement savings’ calculator that Charles mentioned is available at https://moneysmart.gov.au/covid-19/accessing-your-super, along with other steps to take before accessing your super.
Charles refers to information published by the Conexus Institute, Actuaries Institute Australia and Super Consumers Australia; an ‘information sheet’ which may help you understand the potential impact of withdrawing your super early. It’s dated 16 April and is available at https://www.superconsumers.com.au/media-releases-2020.
Information from the ATO about the early release of super scheme is available at https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/super/in-detail/withdrawing-and-using-your-super/covid-19-early-release-of-super/ (refer to the ATO for full eligibility criteria and guidance, as we touched on some, not all, criteria).
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