Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994

PART 7A - SUPERANNUATION INTERESTS SUBJECT TO PAYMENT SPLIT  

Division 7A.3 - Splittable payments - payment standards for non-member spouse entitlements  

REGULATION 7A.17   PAYMENT OF NON-MEMBER SPOUSE ENTITLEMENTS FROM PENSION  

7A.17(1)   [Application]  

This regulation applies if:


(a) the non-member spouse has not satisfied a relevant condition of release at the time of the splittable payment; and


(b) the member spouse was being paid a pension (other than an allocated pension, market linked pension or account-based pension) in respect of the original interest on or before the operative time for the payment split.

7A.17(2)   [Obligation to pay]  

When the splittable payment becomes payable, the trustee of the regulated superannuation fund or approved deposit fund in which the original interest is held must pay the amount to which the non-member spouse is entitled to the non-member spouse.

7A.17(3)   [Lump sums from commutation]  

However, if the amount to be paid to the non-member spouse is a lump sum payable as the result of the commutation of a pension, the non-member spouse may request the trustee:


(a) to allocate the amount to an interest that the trustee creates for the non-member spouse in the regulated superannuation fund or approved deposit fund; or


(b) to roll over or transfer the amount to another regulated superannuation fund, an RSA, an approved deposit fund or an EPSSS, to be held for the benefit of the non-member spouse.

7A.17(4)   [Trustee actions with respect to request]  

The trustee must give effect to the request unless:


(a) for a request under paragraph (3)(a):


(i) the regulated superannuation fund in which the non-member spouse interest is held has fewer than 5 members; or

(ii) the governing rules of the regulated superannuation fund or approved deposit fund in which the original interest is held do not allow a new interest to be created for the non-member spouse in the fund; or


(b) for a request under paragraph (3)(b) - the regulated superannuation fund, approved deposit fund, EPSSS or RSA specified in the request does not accept the rollover or transfer of benefits for the non-member spouse.

7A.17(5)   [Where fund has fewer than five members]  

If subparagraph (4)(a)(i) applies:


(a) the trustee may give effect to the request; or


(b) if the trustee does not give effect to the request, the trustee must:


(i) if the non-member spouse asks the trustee to pay the amount to which the non-member spouse is entitled to the non-member spouse - pay the amount; or

(ii) in any other case - roll over or transfer the amount to which the non-member spouse is entitled to:

(A) another regulated superannuation fund, approved deposit fund, EPSSS or RSA nominated by the non-member spouse; or

(B) an eligible rollover fund.

7A.17(6)   [Other circumstances]  

If subparagraph (4)(a)(ii) or paragraph (4)(b) applies, the trustee must:


(a) if the non-member spouse asks the trustee to pay the amount to which the non-member spouse is entitled to the non-member spouse - pay the amount; or


(b) in any other case - roll over or transfer the amount to which the non-member spouse is entitled to:


(i) another regulated superannuation fund, approved deposit fund, EPSSS or RSA nominated by the non-member spouse; or

(ii) an eligible rollover fund.




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