Read? Turning 55 - and enjoying financial freedom (4)
Uncle8888 is so eng and went to Bishan CPF branch again and then next to Bishan NLB to read newspapers.
This time he wanted to find out more for his CPF withdrawal strategies for 2017/2018 onward to build sustainable retirement income for life - His Three Taps solution model.
CPF OA forms bulk of his Tap 1!
This time, he is an expert visitor to CPF branch. He passed his Q ticket and IC together to counter staff to save one step in their SOP.
IMPORTANT to note if you are going to withdraw your CPF money for the FIRST time after your retirement.
betta man21 December 2016 at 08:45:00 GMT+8
Regarding withdrawal of CPF after 55, here is what CPF board wrote to me in black and white:
After setting aside the FRS in your RA, you can withdraw the remaining CPF balances in your OA,SA. When you withdraw your CPF savings, the Board processes all withdrawals of members who are 55 and above, using the deduction sequence as follows:
1) the interest earned in the Special Account (SA) then Ordinary Account (OA) from the beginning of the year up to the month before the withdrawal, followed by
2) the contribution/refunds credited to the SA then OA in the same month of the withdrawal, and lastly,
3) Monies in the SA then monies in the OA.
CPF : What can I do for you?
CW : I want to confirm my understanding that I can withdraw all interests from CPF SA and OA.
CPF : You can withdraw interests from SA, OA and MA too.
CW: Pls help to check how much interests I can draw out without touching my SA and OA.
CPF: Wah! You have lots of interests to draw out. It is $XX,XXX. Do you want to draw out now?
CW: No. Not now. I will withdraw next year on January.
CPF: No. You can't withdraw your interests on January. Your interests credited on January will become your principal. You have no more interests to withdraw. You have to be careful as you will be withdrawing your principal in CPF SA first and then principal in CPF OA. CPF SA is 4% interests. Be careful! You better withdraw now in December. Your interests for November has been credited! Do you want to withdraw now?
CW: No. I will withdraw next year in December.
CPF : You no need the money now?
CW: No need!
Hmmm ... may be CPF counter staff is thinking ... Rich CPF Uncle doesn't need his CPF money now. :-)
For retirees thinking of using their CPF to build fixed income annuity; the best time to withdraw all these interests from SA, OA and MA is at first two weeks in every December after 5th December when interests for November has been credited. You will have 11 months of interests to withdraw. That is max and leaving interests for Dec to become principal in the following year. We will have perceptual fixed income annuities for life with our principal intact for beneficiaries. Good? Right?