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For several years 43 year old Jenny had been employed as a Truck Driver. In her workplace, Jenny was subjected to bullying and harassment by a colleague and as a result suffers Chronic Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic attacks and depression.
Jenny’s psychiatrist has prescribed anti-depressant medication and even with her regular consultations she has not been able to return to work and now receives a Centrelink Disability Support Pension.
When she first met with Slater and Gordon, Jenny advised the superannuation lawyer that she had TPD insurance with one of her super accounts and that she wanted assistance to lodge a claim. The lawyer thoroughly investigated Jenny’s employment history and discovered that she actually had 7 super accounts (from previous jobs) and that 2 of these also held TPD insurance.
Jenny assumed that she could only claim from one superannuation fund but because she still held insurance with each super fund at the date when she stopped working, she was able to make 3 claims. She received a TPD payment from 3 of her super funds, a lot more money than she was ever expecting. Jenny used this money to secure her financial future by purchasing her first home.
Had she not engaged Slater and Gordon Lawyers, she may have lost the opportunity to claim under the two other TPD policies she held.