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2023-24 financial year update

On 23 March 2020, the Government passed laws allowing members to elect to receive half the normal minimum drawdown. This reduction has applied to minimum drawdown rates for all account-based pensions, up to 30 June 2023. 

No extension was announced at the last Federal Budget, so from 1 July 2023, the Government’s standard minimum drawdown rates will apply to all account-based pensions as follows:

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Age groupTemporary minimum rate 
2019–20 to 2022–23 Financial Years
Standard minimum rate
2023–24 Financial Year onwards
Under 652.0%4.00%
65 to 742.5%5.00%
75 to 793.0%6.00%
80 to 843.5%7.00%
85 to 894.5%9.00%
90 to 945.5%11.00%
95 or over7.0%14.00%

What do you need to do?

If your income payments are currently at the temporary minimum rate, or below the standard rate, this change will be applied to your account automatically and your income payments will be increased.

Please note that if you are receiving fortnightly income payments, your first payment in July will not be adjusted. We will recalculate and if required, adjust your remaining payments to ensure your total income payments for the 2023/24 financial year meet the Government’s standard minimum rate.

How to change your pension payments

If you would like to change your payments, you can do it in one of three ways:

Remember that we need to receive your completed change request at least 8 business days before your next payment is due to ensure so we have time to review your account and process your request before the next payment run commences.

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