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It’s generally understood that pension benefits can be accessed from age 55. But it’s important that advisers are aware of the Government’s proposals for minimum pension age increases, as well as the situations where clients may be able to take benefits early.
This module should take around 30 minutes to complete. It includes a short self-assessment quiz to test what you’ve learned. A 30 minutes CII/PFS accredited CPD certificate can be claimed.
On completion of this module you should be able to:
This module explains when individuals will be able to access their pension benefits, including the necessary conditions for payment before the normal minimum pension age.
Please read the learning material before attempting the self-assessment questions.
CPD minutes: 30
Which of the following would NOT be able to take pension benefits before age 55?
Mary’s pension scheme has a protected low pension age. Which of the following would result in her NOT being able to take benefits early?
When the normal minimum pension age changes to age 57, which of the following statements will be TRUE for someone with a protected minimum pension age of 55?
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Wrap Platform, Wrap Personal Portfolio, Wrap ISA and FundZone Platform are all provided by Standard Life Savings Limited, which is part of the abrdn Group.
Standard Life Savings Limited is registered in Scotland (SC180203) at 1 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2LL. Standard Life Savings Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Wrap SIPP and Wrap Onshore Bond are both provided by Standard Life Assurance Limited, which is part of the Phoenix Group. Standard Life Assurance Limited is registered in Scotland (SC286833) at Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DH. Standard Life Assurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Wrap Offshore Bond is provided by Standard Life International dac, which is part of the Phoenix Group. Standard Life International dac is a designated activity company limited by shares and registered in Dublin, Ireland (408507) at 90 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Standard Life International dac is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and subject to limited regulation in the UK by the Financial Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of its regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available on request.
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