Changes to superannuation pension assessment and you

SMSF technical expert and columnist for The Australian newspaper
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When deeming was introduced about 18 years ago, something unusual happened.

The government of the day expected that this change would generate a large amount of contact from people trying to understand how they would be impacted. But the exact opposite occurred.

Very few people asked for additional information or assistance.  Retirees and others who were to have their assets deemed (such as disability pensioners) seemed to understand what deeming is and the impact it would have on them.

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