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Superannuation benefits

Access to super for members with a terminal medical condition
Information for super funds about making tax-free lump sum payments to those with a terminal medical condition.
Accessing your super
You can access your super when you turn 65 or when you reach ‘preservation age’ and retire. There are very limited circumstances where you can access your super savings early. If you’re a temporary resident working in Australia, you can apply for your super when you leave.
Managing member benefits
Managing member benefits includes rollovers, release authorities, tax file numbers, KiwiSaver scheme payments and notices of intent to claim deductions.
Paying benefits
Generally your SMSF can only pay a member's super benefits when the member reaches their ‘preservation age’ and meets one of the conditions of release, such as retirement. The payment may be an income stream (pension) or a lump sum. There are significant penalties for releasing super benefits without meeting a condition of release.