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Downsizer contribution

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My wife and I are 68 and retired.

We want to downsize our home and put the difference in our meagre super savings.

We've only been in this house for 7 years. Is there any room for flexibility on the 10 years requirement?

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Hi @Claude1953,

 

Unfortunately, there is no exception to the 10 year rule. As per the Eligibility for the downsizer contribution, your home must be owned by you or your spouse for 10 years or more prior to the sale – the ownership period is generally calculated from the date of settlement of purchase to the date of settlement of sale.

 

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Hi @Claude1953,

 

Unfortunately, there is no exception to the 10 year rule. As per the Eligibility for the downsizer contribution, your home must be owned by you or your spouse for 10 years or more prior to the sale – the ownership period is generally calculated from the date of settlement of purchase to the date of settlement of sale.

 

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Eligibility for the downsizer contribution