Domestic Survivor Super Withdrawal Plan


A government plan to allow victims of domestic violence to withdraw up to $10,000 from their super accounts has been met with criticism and fear it could lead to homelessness.

The chief executive of Beyond Housing said the largest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness were women over 55 and allowing family violence victims, to drain their super accounts would only exacerbate the issue.

Data from Women in Super indicates on average women retire with 47 per cent less super than men.

Concerns have also been raised the plan places the responsibility on the victims rather than perpetrator.