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Early release superannuation: What you should know

Due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and the near shut down of our economy, many people will lose their jobs or have to cope with reduced hours of work and/ or...

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Am I eligible to receive payments from my superannuation policy if I suffer a temporary injury or illness?

Many people will experience some illness or injury throughout their working life which will render them incapable of undertaking their usual duties for a period of time.

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Does my superannuation policy have life insurance?

For the second blog of our superannuation series we discuss insurance benefits in superannuation policies. One common insurance is a form of life insurance, also called ‘death...

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What is superannuation?

With the aging of Australia's population, more and more Australians are looking forward to their retirement, with travel, relaxation and spending more time doing the things they...

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Does my superannuation policy have life insurance?

Does my superannuation policy have life insurance?

The primary purpose of superannuation is to provide a long-term savings plan for retirement but many policies and funds include additional benefits to the policy holder, including...

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Temporary illness insurance and income protection through Superannuation

Am I eligible to receive compensation from my superannuation policy if I suffer a temporary injury or illness?

Some superannuation policies have built-in insurance schemes, designed to support workers for periods of incapacity and inability to work.

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What is superannuation?

What is superannuation?

Superannuation is fundamentally a scheme designed to allow people to save for their retirement. It is arguably the easiest way to save for retirement, and possible the most...

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Ask your doctor to rule out meningococcal

With the tragic news of the death of young Mason in late March 2017, the terrible meningococcal disease is back in the headlines. If you’re worried about this disease then one of...

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When are you a dependant? Differences under the tax and superannuation laws

These days, many working people accumulate superannuation throughout their working lives. Upon their death, a deceased person’s superannuation death benefits (if any) will be left...

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