Lifetime Income Streams are where you invest your super money into a ‘guaranteed’ income stream that will continue to pay you an income until your death.
Like Fixed Term income streams, one of the benefits of these income streams is that your income is guaranteed and you know what income you are going to receive. Furthermore, the amount of income can be indexed (for example, increased with inflation) for life. Therefore, if you live for a long time the income will keep up with increases in cost of living.
Again, like Fixed term income streams however, the earning rates used to determine the amount of income you will receive can be comparatively low. It is also generally not possible to withdraw a lump sum, and as the income is paid for your lifetime, if you die prematurely any residual capital will generally be forfeited to the product provider.