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Rights - Superannuation

  • The rules of superannuation funds usually provide for a benefit to be paid where a member can no longer work and is unlikely to ever work again due to physical or mental illness or injury.
  • Each superannuation fund will have its own governing rules and insurance arrangements under which the benefit is payable
  • For more information regarding what is considerd when determining eligibility to receive a disability benefit click here for an overview
  • You can also withdraw your super one you reach your preservation age. Below is a guide as to at what age you will have rights to access your super:


Your date of birth

Age you can access your super
(Preservation age)

Before 1 July 1960


1 July 1960 - 30 June 1961


1 July 1961 - 30 June 1962


1 July 1962 - 30 June 1963


1 July 1963 - 30 June 1964


From 1 July 1964


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