12 Aug 2018

Diane Maxwell: KiwiSaver stumbling block for Down Syndrome man

From Sunday Morning, 7:18 am on 12 August 2018

The Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell is backing the mother of a 39-year-old man with Down Syndrome who is trying to have her son's KiwiSaver funds released early. Joan Fairhall's son Tim has Down Syndrome, a condition with an average life expectancy of 57. He works in a supermarket and is enrolled in Kiwisaver but can't access his fund until he is 65.