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Who can claim superannuation and insurance disability payments and death benefits?
You might have a claim if:
- You were working and your employer was paying compulsory superannuation and you suffer an injury or illness that has prevented you from working for 6 consecutive months;
- You have entered into a private contract of insurance for income protection or disability insurance;
- A person that you are dependent on (such as your partner or parent) dies and you wish to claim death benefits from the deceased’s superannuation fund or private insurer; and
- You are under 60 or 65 years of age (depending on your policy)
It does not matter how your injury or illness came about. Many people on workers’ compensation, motor vehicle injury compensation, Comcare or the Centrelink Disability Support Pension can claim as well as people who suffer an unexpected illness that prevents them from working.
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If you have a claim to a partner's or family member's superannuation and would like more information about how we can help you, please contact us either by submitting an online enquiry or by calling direct on 1800 555 777.
Free Superannuation Benefits Assessment
Slater and Gordon has developed an easy to use, obligation free, superannuation benefits assessment which can assist you in determining whether you may have an entitlement to a superannuation disability insurance benefit.
This tool will ask you a brief series of questions about your circumstances to determine whether you may be entitled to a potential Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance benefit.