Superannuation Claims

Making a death, disability or other claim against a superannuation fund can be a daunting and complex issue.  Even the most helpful superannuation funds can have claims that drag out for years.

With decades of experience in financial services, including managing superannuation claims, we know all the tricks of the trade needed to give you the best chance of success.  Our “litigate last” approach makes full use of our extensive knowledge of superannuation legislation and dispute resolution to achieve an optimum outcome with as little stress and delay as possible.    

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What Type Of Claim Could You Qualify For?

Depending on your situation, there are several types of insurance programs that you may qualify for if you are unable to work due to an injury or illness.

Most superannuation funds provide benefits for Total and Permanent Disability (TPD), and you may also have coverage for TPD through private life insurance cover. If you have suffered an injury or illness that prevents you from working and you have been out of work for three months or more, you may be able to receive a lump sum payment for TPD. It is not necessary to show that your disability was caused by someone else’s fault.

How much money can I get for my claim?

The answer to this question depends on the type of claim you have, the type of cover you have and, in certain instances, the amount of your salary. TPD claims usually provide a lump sum payment that is not based on your salary. TSC and TTD payments are based on a percentage of your salary – typically 75 percent – and could be affected by any benefits you are receiving from WorkCover. They are also subject to income tax in most cases. At Lawyers By The Bay, we believe you deserve more. Our goal is to make sure our clients get the maximum benefits they deserve.

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