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Condition of release

Reaching age 65

Section: 7.5

7.5 Reaching age 65

When a member reaches age 65 the entire superannuation benefit, all future investment returns and contributions will become non-preserved. Fund rules permitting, these benefits can be accessed at any time.

A member is not compelled to draw down their super once they reach a particular age. They are allowed to keep their benefits in the fund indefinitely. The only time it is compulsory for an SMSF to pay out a member's benefit is due to a deceased member.

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Last modified: Monday, July 12, 2021