The Maximum Drawdown Income calculator provides an indication of the client’s maximum ‘capped’ drawdown income at date of retirement.
It can also provide a comparison of income from the previous review and show any change.
On inputting the retirement or review date details into the Maximum Drawdown Income calculator, it will determine the basis and tables (see below) to use to calculate the maximum ‘capped’ income available at that particular date. This income level is important because if the client takes more than that amount, they will trigger the Money Purchase Annual Allowance limit.
Pre April 2011
The maximum GAD income was 120% of the 2006 GAD table rate.
There was a ‘double hit’ as the percentage amount reduced to 100% of the 2011 GAD table rate, and the new 2011 GAD table rates were lower than the 2006 tables!
Clients in Drawdown Pre 2011 would transition onto the new basis at the end of their current reference period, or the next policy anniversary if they transferred. Some clients who have moved to the new basis have had a significant reduction in their income levels.
- With effect from 21st December 2012, GAD rate equalisation meant that Male rates to be used.
- 26th March 2013, GAD maximum then increased back up to 120%.
- From 27th March 2014, GAD maximum increased further to 150%.
- No new ‘capped’ Drawdown plan can be set up on or after 6th April 2015