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Early Release of Superannuation Benefits

Administration of the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds has moved
 
Administration of claims for early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds transferred to the Department of Human Services (DHS) on 1 November 2011.
 
Please refer to the DHS website for further information about the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds, or contact DHS by phone on 1300 131 060.
 
There has not been any change to the grounds for the early release of superannuation.
 
Please contact your superannuation fund directly for information about accessing superannuation on grounds of:
  • severe financial hardship;
  • total and permanent disability;
  • temporary incapacity;
  • terminal illness; or
  • permanent departure from Australia.