This transition to retirement strategy aims to give you more money to spend by supplementing your current employment income with income payments from your super savings.
It involves opening a superannuation product, known as an account-based income stream.
You roll a portion of your super (but not from CSS) into your income stream account. You get paid regular income payments from your account balance, while you continue to contribute to CSS.
Benefits can include:
- more money for your pre-retirement lifestyle
- super (tax free from age 60) as a regular income stream while still working
- tax-free investment returns within your income stream account.
This strategy, however, will reduce your total super savings outside of CSS.
It’s possible to take up this strategy in the Australian Government super environment using the income stream product available to CSS members called Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation retirement income (CSCri). CSCri is offered through PSSap.
We suggest you get personal financial advice before making any decision.
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