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Accessing superannuation benefits.

Common conditions of release include the fund member having reached preservation age and retired, or commenced a transition-to-retirement income stream; ceasing an employment arrangement on or after the age of 60; being 65 years old even though they haven’t retired; or having died.

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Alternatively, under special circumstances, some benefits may be available where the fund member: -

•       has terminated gainful employment;

•       is temporarily or permanently incapacitated;

•       is suffering severe financial hardship;

•       meets conditions for compassionate grounds;

•       has a terminal medical condition; or

•       is taking part in the first home super saver scheme.

The Australian Taxation office is aware of scams and improper access, and will continue targeting Self-Managed Super Funds and their trustees.

It is the trustees responsibility to take care and always be prudent.

 

 

 

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