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 55
1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961 56
1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962 57
1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963 58
1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964 59
From 1 July 1964 60