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19 Aug 2019 23:46
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  •   Home > News > Politics

    A win for Tim Fairhall and his Mum:

    A win for Tim Fairhall and his Mum:


    The Government is changing the KiwiSaver rules so that people with congenital life-shortening conditions can withdraw their savings when they retire.

    Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi made the announcement today.

    Mr Fairhall and his mother Joan Fairhall asked a Parliamentary select committee last year to change the rules to allow him and others with life-shortening conditions to access their KiwiSaver early - because they were unlikely to live until the normal retirement age of 65.

    Mr Faafoi says Mr Fairhall - a 40 year-old supermarket worker who has Down syndrome - has been contributing to KiwiSaver for a number of years.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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