Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

PART 1 - PRELIMINARY  

Division 2 - Interpretation  

SECTION 20B   ACCRUED DEFAULT AMOUNTS  

20B(1)  
Subject to this section, the total amount attributed by the trustee, or the trustees, of a regulated superannuation fund to a member of the fund is an accrued default amount for the member if subsection (1A) or (1B) is satisfied.

20B(1A)  
This subsection is satisfied if the member has given the trustee, or the trustees, of the fund no direction on the investment option under which the asset (or assets) of the fund attributed to the member in relation to the amount (the member ' s underlying asset(s) ) is to be invested.

20B(1B)  
This subsection is satisfied if the investment option under which the asset (or assets) of the fund attributed to the member in relation to the amount (the member ' s underlying asset(s) ) is invested is one which, under the current governing rules of the fund, would be the investment option for a new member if no direction were given.

20B(2)  
Such an amount is not an accrued default amount to the extent that the amount is attributed to the member in relation to a MySuper product.

20B(3)  
Such an amount is not an accrued default amount :


(a) if the member is a defined benefit member of the fund; or


(b) if the fund is an eligible rollover fund; or


(c) to the extent that the member ' s underlying asset(s) is invested in one or more of the following:


(i) a life policy under which contributions and accumulated earnings may not be reduced by negative investment returns or any reduction in the value of assets in which the policy is invested;

(ii) a life policy under which the benefit to the member (or a relative or dependant of the member) is based only on the realisation of a risk, not the performance of an investment;

(iii) an investment account contract the only beneficiaries of which are the member, and relatives and dependants of the member;

(iv) an investment option under which the investment is held as cash; or


(d) to the extent that a pension is payable out of the member ' s underlying asset(s), because the member has satisfied a condition of release of benefits specified in a standard made under paragraph 31(2)(h) .

20B(3A)  
For the purposes of subsection (1A), if:


(a) benefits of a person in a regulated superannuation fund (the earlier fund ) are transferred to another regulated superannuation fund (the later fund ); and


(b) the person gave or (because of a previous application of this subsection) is taken to have given the trustee, or the trustees, of the earlier fund a direction on the investment option under which an asset (or assets) of the earlier fund is to be invested; and


(c) an amount attributable to the person is invested under an equivalent investment option offered by the later fund (the equivalent investment option );

the person is taken to have given the trustee, or the trustees, of the later fund a direction to invest in the equivalent investment option any asset (or assets) of the later fund that is attributed to the person in relation to an amount attributed to the person.

20B(4)  
In this section:

investment account contract
has the same meaning as in the Life Insurance Act 1995 .

life policy
has the same meaning as in the Life Insurance Act 1995 .


 

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