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Should the family home be included in the pension test?

April 26th, 2015

Episode 425 of 1761 episodes

To reduce reliance on the aged pension, a new report argues there should be reverse mortgages to unlock the value of the family home and to include the home in the pensions asset test. The report contends that the current pension system is unfair to poorer pensioners and unsustainable for taxpayers into the future.