How
Pension Boost
could help Louise

Louise’s Story

Louise (80) has been a single widower since her husband passed away five years ago. She lives in the apartment she owns in Brisbane.

She is on the full Age Pension and struggles to meet her regular living costs. Louise needs assistance due to ill health, and is considering the Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) to help fund in-home care services.

Home Value: $525,000

Age Pension Before Pension Boost:

$24,268 per/year

Age Pension Plus Pension Boost:

$36,403 per/year

Her Pension Boost

Pension Boost could help Louise apply for the PLS. Based on her current situation, she could get an additional $12,134 per year to live on.

This would mean she could afford the in-home care service she needs.

She will be able to boost her pension by this amount for 24 years - until well after she’s turned 100.

The PLS is offered by the Australian Government allowing pensioners to boost their Age Pension by unlocking the equity from their properties.

1

You get paid fortnightly by the Australian Government

2

Your mortgage increases by the payment amount + interest

3

You only need to pay the Australian Government back when you move out of your house or sell it

Louise's Pension
Loan

After 10 years she would still own approximately 75% of her property ($529,000).

If she lived to 100 (20 years), she would still own approximately 45% of her home ($426,000).

Note: these numbers assume the value of Louise's property grows by an average of 3% per year.

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