Transition to Retirement

What is Transition to Retirement?

Transition to Retirement (TTR) is a super strategy that allows you to access your super as an income stream whilst still working. You don't have to reduce your work hours, but you may choose to as a way to better align your work with your lifestyle, health or family priorities. If you do reduce your hours, the income you receive from your super benefits will help to supplement any loss of salary.

To be eligible for Transition to Retirement, you must have reached your Commonwealth preservation age1.

Your super benefit must be used to start a regular pension which does not allow lump-sum cash withdrawals. This is known as a non-commutable income stream. GESB's Retirement Income Allocated Pension can be set up as a non-commutable income stream and is a great option for commencing a Transition to Retirement.

Is Transition to Retirement right for you?

Take this simple quiz to see:

Are you (tick applicable)
Between 56 and 65 years of age
55 years of age or younger
Do you (tick all applicable)
Have at least $30,000 in a superannuation account?
Want to continue to work (full-time or part-time)?
Do you want to (tick all applicable)
Increase your income by receiving income from an allocated pension as well as your normal salary?
Increase your super by sacrificing some of your salary into your super account?
Reduce your hours of work without reducing your income?
It appears that a Transition to Retirement strategy may not be the right option for you.

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This is a complex area and we recommend that you see a financial adviser, accountant or tax adviser to help you decide if a Transition to Retirement strategy may or may not be right for you.

A Transition to Retirement strategy may be right for you, once you reach your Commonwealth preservation age1.

Here are some steps to help you start planning now:

This is a complex area and we recommend that you see a financial adviser, accountant or tax adviser to help you decide if a Transition to Retirement strategy is right for you.

A Transition to Retirement strategy may be right for you.

Here are some steps to get you started:

This is a complex area and we recommend that you see a financial adviser, accountant or tax adviser to help you decide if a Transition to Retirement strategy is right for you.

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Find out more by reading the Transition to Retirement fact sheet that is relevant to you: GESB Super fact sheet, West State Super fact sheet or Gold State Super fact sheet.

 

1 Your Commonwealth preservation age is dependent on your date of birth. For more information on your Commonwealth preservation age, read the Accessing your super brochure.


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To find out how Transition to Retirement could work for you, register for one of our retirement planning seminars or webinars.

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