The Government is allowing eligible Australians to withdraw up to $10,000 of their superannuation in 2019-20. Plus a further $10,000 in 2020-21! These payments are tax-free and will not affect any Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs payments currently received.
Therefore, to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for early release, click here. If you are eligible, you must apply directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) through the myGov website.
You should remember that taking money out of your Superannuation, when the share market is underperforming, will impact your retirement. While taking your money out of the share market and moving your money to cash protects you from further losses, it also means that you miss out on any potential increases when the market begins to recover.
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