Update: Temporary Reduction in Superannuation Minimum Drawdown Requirements

Updated March 31st 2020

On 22 March 2020 the Federal Government announced that the minimum pension drawdown rates would be halved for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 financial years. This is due to many retirees losing a significant portion of their super account balance as share markets have plunged due to the Coronavirus crisis. This measure will benefit retirees with account-based pensions and similar products by reducing the need to sell investment assets to fund minimum drawdown requirements.

The reduction applies for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 income years.

Age Default minimum drawdown rates (%) Reduced rates by 50 per cent for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 income years (%)
Under 65 4 2
65-74 5 2.5
75-79 6 3
80-84 7 3.5
85-89 9 4.5
90-94 11 5.5
95 or more 14 7

Please contact us if you are in pension and have concerns about the new drawdown requirements and we will assist you to take advantage of these measures.