Superannuation rules ensure your super is preserved for you to use in retirement and not for other purposes.

Generally, you must meet a condition of release before your super fund can pay you a benefit. Your fund can only pay benefits in a manner that the fund's rules allow. Reaching preservation age and retiring from the workforce, or reaching the age of 65 are two of the most common examples of conditions of release.

Last modified: 23 Dec 2015QC 31870