The transfer balance cap limits how much you can transfer into a retirement phase income stream. The cap is currently $1.6 million and it applies to all retirement phase income streams, including:
Your transfer balance amount is calculated using a credits and debits system. Super money transferred into a retirement phase account will increase your transfer balance amount. Conversely, any lump-sum withdrawals – known as commutations – you make from a retirement phase account will reduce your transfer balance amount.
Investment earnings you may receive won’t impact your transfer balance amount, even if they take your balance in retirement phase over $1.6 million. Also, pension payments won’t reduce your transfer balance amount.
If you exceed your transfer balance cap, you may have to:
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