If you’re unable to work in your usual job because of injury or illness, you may be entitled to benefits through your super.
Most super funds provide insurance that entitles you to benefits when you’re injured or ill, regardless of how the injury or illness occurred. Depending on the fund, and the nature of the injury, the benefit can be paid as a lump sum or as periodic benefits. Usually, the benefit will not reduce your superannuation fund account balance.
You may be entitled to a superannuation disability benefit if you:
There are several types of disability insurance benefits you may be entitled to:
Slater and Gordon Lawyers can evaluate your circumstances and let you know if you’re eligible for benefits. We can support you through the process of making a claim with your super fund to maximise your chance of a successful outcome. We run superannuation claims for our clients on a No Win – No Fee* basis.
If your claim is denied, we can explore all possible avenues to challenge the decision to give you the best chance of obtaining your entitlement.
Time limits can apply for lodging a claim and will apply for challenging a decision, so it’s important to act quickly. We recommend you contact HACSU and ask for a priority referral to Slater and Gordon.
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