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Ease yourself into retirement at your own pace

Thinking about retiring but not quite ready to give up work?

A Catholic Super Transition to Retirement Income account allows you to cut back on your work hours, while also adding to – and drawing an income from – your super.

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Reduce your working hours

Cut back on your working hours, and have more time for the things you want to do.

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Maintain your income

Supplement your reduced income by drawing on your super, even while you’re working.

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Maximise your savings

Keep building your retirement savings by contributing to your super account.

How it works

A transition to retirement income account operates alongside your super account. It allows you to start drawing on your super benefits as regular income payments once you've reached your preservation age so you can start to work less.

And just like with your super account, you decide how your income account is invested, to best suit your financial goals.

Once you reach age 65, or once you fully retire (whichever comes first), your transition to retirement income account automatically converts to a retirement income account.

To open a Transition to Retirement Income account, you need a minimum of $25,000.

If you’re transferring money from a super account in Catholic Super but still plan to keep your super account open, you’ll need to leave a minimum balance of $6,000 in that account.

Catholic Super offers seven diversified options and four sector-specific options, so you can choose the options that best suit your retirement goals.

One of the main benefits of a Transition to Retirement Income account is that you may be able to reduce your working hours but still maintain your income.

Or, if you're not quite ready to permanently leave the workforce, you can receive additional income by drawing on your super.

You can choose to have your income paid to you on a fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or annual basis. And you get to nominate how much you want to receive. Note that minimum and maximum amounts apply.

Once you've turned 60, there's generally no tax on your income payments.

While you’re still working, you and your employer can keep making contributions to your super account, so you can keep saving for your retirement.

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Choose from a wide range of investment options to best suit your needs.

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Opening your account

Who’s eligible?

You can open a Transition to Retirement Income account if:

  • You’ve reached your preservation age
  • You’re under age 65, and
  • You haven’t permanently retired from the workforce.

If you've permanently retired from the workforce, you may be eligible to open a Retirement Income account.

Ready to apply?

To apply, complete the following forms (as required) and submit them to us.

Application form

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If you’re rolling in funds from another super fund
If you’re under age 60

We can help you decide

Getting a little support and guidance from the experts can make a big difference when it comes to choosing the right products for your next chapter and helping you make the move to retirement in the way you want to. And our team is here to help.

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