If you or a family member has suffered an injury, illness or disablement and are unable to work, you may be able to access benefits from your superannuation insurance policy.  You may also be able to access contributions made to your superannuation fund.

Many superannuation funds contain insurance policies that may allow you to claim disability benefits for Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) or Total and Temporary Disablement (TTD).

Your disablement does not need to have been work-related or caused by anyone's fault.

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What are my options?

To claim a lump sum benefit from your superannuation policy you will generally need to provide medical evidence that the injury or illness has prevented you from working in any occupation for which you are suited by education, training or experience.

Some workers may be able to access insurance benefits through their employer, enterprise bargaining agreement, employment contract, or through a financial institution.

Claimable benefits may be in addition to other personal injury entitlements that may be applicable to your circumstance, such as WorkCover, Comcare, TAC and/or Centrelink.

How do I make a Superannuation claim?

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Contact us

Our time is important to us, so when you call (03) 9321 9988 during business hours Monday - Friday, your call will be answered by a lawyer.  We will be able to advise you on your potential rights and entitlements, and offer a free face-to-face meeting at an office closest to you.

What is the process?

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Investigation

It is important to visit a doctor or counsellor to determine the extent of your injury, illness or disablement.

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Contact your fund(s)

Request copies of all current and previous insurance policies; statement of benefits; and ask them to send you a copy of a claim form.

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Seek a legal review

Our Superannuation Claims lawyers can easily and accurately identify all exclusion or eligibility clauses which may impact your claim.

We will also advise about your prospects of success and entitlements.

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Prepare a claim form

To ensure you receive your full entitlements, our legal team will assist in the completion of your claim form(s).

You will also need to ask your treating doctor to complete the sections relating to your injury, illness or disablement.

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Submit the claim form

Return the completed forms and a copy of your medical records to your lawyer for review and lodgement with the superannuation fund.

Meet our Superannuation Claims lawyers

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Genna Angelowitsch

Special Counsel

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Shyla Sivanas

Lawyer

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