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Locked In Retirement Account (LIRA)

Locked in Retirement Account

A locked-in retirement account (LIRA) is a special type of registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) into which a person can transfer the amounts that are in a supplemental pension plan or a life income fund (LIF).
Unlike a regular RRSP, the amounts in a LIRA are locked-in and can only be used for retirement income. Amounts cannot be withdrawn from an LIRA, except under certain circumstances in which a refund is allowed.
A person can hold a LIRA until 31 December of the year in which he or she reaches age 71, at which point the LIRA must be converted into a Life Income Fund (LIF).

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We also provide administrative services to all our clients at no extra cost, these services include processing new member enrollments, member terminations, beneficiary designations, maintaining all member files, and being available to all plan members to answer questions and help with claims submissions.

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