How Pension
Boost helped
John & Margaret

John & Margaret's Story

John (80) and Margaret (77) are a married couple who own their home in Ocean Grove, Victoria. They recently helped their two kids purchase their first properties by mortgaging part of their home.

They currently use their part Age Pension to pay off this home loan, but it has left them stressed and uncomfortable with their current financial situation. Each month they are struggling to make ends meet and they want to live a comfortable lifestyle while still helping their children.

  • Own their home in Ocean Grove, VIC valued at $650,000 with a $150,000 mortgage.
  • Currently receiving $26,000 in Aged Pension payments per year.
  • Looking to draw the enough from the PLS to cover their mortgage repayments.

Their Pension Boost

  • Now
    77% 23%
  • 5 Years
    65% 35%
  • 10 Years
    51% 49%
  • 20 Years
    27% 73%
  • Home Equity
  • Loans (including PLS)
  • Value of Net Equity

We estimate that John & Margaret could draw the maximum PLS of $30,885 pa ($1,188 per fortnight) for 10 years.

However, they would be able to live comfortably by drawing an additional $750 per fortnight ($19,500 pa) which would last 18 years.

After 10 years they would still own approximately 51% of their property ($449,000).

Please note, all rates and data are as at 20th September 2021.

  • Age Pension Before Pension Boost:

    $26,000 per/year
  • Age Pension After Pension Boost:

    $45,500 per/year

Pension Boost will help make John and Margaret's PLS application as easy as possible so that they can live their lives without having to stress about their financial situation.

Try our Pension Loans Scheme calculator to find out how much you may be able to increase your cashflow by.

START CALCULATOR *These numbers assume the value of John and Margaret’s property grows by an average of 3% per year.