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Navigating Redundancy

Seize the Opportunity for a Fresh Start

Leaving your employer due to a genuine redundancy can feel overwhelming, but it also presents a fantastic chance to embark on a new and exciting chapter in your life. If you're under 65 and your employer determines that your position no longer exists without a replacement, then you qualify for a Genuine Redundancy. This pivotal moment offers you the freedom to explore various paths, such as pursuing a new career, venturing into self-employment, or even considering an early retirement if it aligns with your goals. Whatever your next step may be, we are here to guide you through this transition effectively and ensure you make the most of this opportunity.

Redundancy - Seizing the Moment
 

  1. What are the Types of Payments for a Redundancy? When facing a genuine redundancy, you may receive several types of payments, including:

    • Genuine Redundancy Payment: This tax-free payment has a limit based on your years of service with your employer.

    • Employment Termination Payment (ETP): A lump sum payment that may include genuine redundancy payments exceeding the tax-free limit, unused sick leave, payments in lieu of notice, and more.

    • Other Employer Payments: These may include accrued annual leave, accrued long service leave, and your final pay.
       

  2. Financial Issues in Redundancy As you receive redundancy payments, it's crucial to make well-informed decisions about your financial future. The steps you take depend on whether you plan to find a new job or consider retirement.

    For those seeking new job opportunities, ponder these important questions:

    • How will you manage living expenses until you secure another job?

    • Are you eligible for the Newstart Allowance or other relevant social security benefits?

    • Should you consider moving your superannuation to another fund?

    • Is consolidating your superannuation accounts a wise move?

    • What will happen to any insurance policies on your life once you leave your employer?

    • How can you maximize your remaining redundancy pay once you find a new job?
       

If retirement is on the horizon, these are the key questions to consider:

  • Do you have enough wealth within and outside of superannuation to sustain your desired lifestyle during retirement?

  • Should you start a pension with your superannuation money?

  • Are you eligible for the Age Pension or other relevant social security benefits?

  • Is it time to review your estate plans and ensure your wishes are in place?

Have you reviewed your insurance coverage for adequate protection

The Value of Financial Planning Advice during this critical phase of your life, seeking professional financial advice can prove invaluable. At Bamboo Wealth, we are here to help you:

  • Strategically allocate your redundancy payments to make the most of your financial opportunities.

  • Optimize your superannuation to secure a financially stable retirement.

  • Ensure you and your family are protected with the right insurance coverage for peace of mind.

  • Determine if you qualify for any essential Government income support payments.

  • Enhance your cash flow, grow investments, manage debt, and address estate planning needs.
     

Embrace Your Redundancy as a Gateway to Success A genuine redundancy can serve as the launchpad for a brighter and more prosperous future. At Bamboo Wealth, our experienced team is dedicated to supporting you in making well-informed decisions during this transition. From maximizing your redundancy payments to securing your financial future, we have your best interests at heart. Embrace this new chapter with confidence—contact us today for personalized financial guidance and embark on a journey to success. Your fresh start awaits!

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