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helped Graham

Graham's Story

Graham (77) is a single part pensioner who owns his apartment in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Graham has an outstanding home loan which is impacting his ability to afford to travel after his loan repayments are paid from his Aged Pension.

Graham plans on moving closer to family when he’s done travelling and his need for care increases but right now he’s not ready to give up his lifestyle.

  • Owns his Sunshine Coast apartment valued at $400,000 with a $80,000 mortgage.
  • Currently receiving $20,800 Aged Pension per year
  • Looking to draw the maximum PLS payment

Their Pension Boost

  • Now
    80% 20%
  • 5 Years
    61% 39%
  • 10 Years
    41% 59%
  • 20 Years
    24% 76%
  • Home Equity
  • Loans (including PLS)
  • Value of Net Equity

We estimate that Graham can draw the maximum PLS payment (CPI adjusted) for 13 years. After 10 years, he would still own approximately 41% of his property ($219,074)* so when he does decide to sell and move closer to family.

This would give Graham $37,732 per year, which is an additional $16,932 on top of what he’s already receiving.

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

  • Age Pension Before Pension Boost:

    $20,800 per/year
  • Age Pension After Pension Boost:

    $37,732 per/year

Pension Boost will take the hard work out of applying for the PLS so that Graham can get to his travelling sooner. Not sure if your story has a PLS ending?.

Use 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 Graham’s property grows by an average of 3% per year (which compares to the average residential property growth rate for houses in Mooloolaba Qld over the past 25 years of 6.7% per year).