Pre-Retirement Pension account

Our Pre-Retirement Pension is designed to help you ease as seamlessly as possible into retirement

How does a pre-retirement pension account work?

If you’re still working and have reached your preservation age, this account gives you the option to access your super as a Pre-Retirement Pension (also known as a transition to retirement account). Until you reach retirement age, there are some restrictions:

  • Annual payments must be a minimum of 2% of your account balance and no more than 10%
  • Lump sum payments are not allowed.

To choose an income level above the minimum, log into MyLife Online and edit your current withdrawal details on the ‘Withdrawals’ page. Alternatively, you can download, complete, and return the Request to vary your pension payment form, available on our forms page.

How you can benefit

Save more

You could reduce your current and future tax bills, and investment earnings are taxed at 15% compared with your marginal tax rate. You can also continue to grow your super while you’re still working.

Work less

Enjoy more flexibility as you head towards retirement. Reduce your work hours with the comfort of knowing you can supplement your take home pay by accessing your super.

Are you eligible?

You must reach preservation age before you can access your super benefits. This age ranges from 55 to 60 depending on when you were born.

Date of birth Preservation age
Before 1 July 1960 55
1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961 56
1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962 57
1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963 58
1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964 59
From 1 July 1964 60

How to join

To open a Pre-Retirement Pension please read the Product Disclosure Statement below, and complete and return the application form contained within it to MyLife MyPension, GPO Box 4303, Melbourne, VIC 3001. 

If you have any questions please call us on 1300 655 002.

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*Please refer to the relevant Target Market Determination (TMD) for this product and consider the information in the PDS and the TMD.