FAQs


What makes me eligible to claim superannuation or total & permanent disability benefits?

Suffering from an injury or illness which prevents you from returning to your usual occupation will enable you to make a claim. Illnesses can range from strokes to diabetes to heart attacks and many diseases. The fine print in your superannuation fund will indicate what is covered.

Insurance companies and super funds

Insurers often handle these claims poorly and it can be quite stressful going it alone. Our Superannuation Claims team handle thousands of claims a year and against every sort of insurer and fund in Australia.

What benefits will I receive?

It is now compulsory for all super funds in Australia to provide insurance for their members. Depending on your circumstances you may be able to claim an amount from between $10,000 to $250,000. It is possible to claim from more than one fund. These entitlements are totally separate from any other claim you may have had.

How much will it cost?

Having worked hard to streamline the Superannuation Claims process and by communicating with our clients online and by phone we are able to offer a superior service. In this way we are sure to beat others in our field.

What do I need to be able to claim superannuation or total & permanent disability benefits?

To make a claim you need to have been working whilst you suffered any injury or illness which has prevented you from working for 6 consecutive months. Or, a person that you are dependent on (like your partner or parent) dies and you wish to claim death benefits from the deceased’s superannuation fund or private insurer. And you are under 60 or 65 years of age (this depends on your policy) There are technicalities which may still allow you to claim so contact us to find out.

What entitlements could I receive?

The level of coverage varies for individual policies. In TPD and Superannuation claims the award is a lump sum payment of money which will be stated in your policy. The sum can be between $10,000 and $250,000.
Unfortunately, these claims aren’t as simple as they sound. The payments are lump sum and often large, and insurers frequently stall and handle the claims poorly making the process all the more stressful for victims. Our clients are fast tracked and are spared the trauma of dealing with insurers themselves or with an inexperienced firm.

What kinds of funds/agencies can I claim superannuation/TPD from?

There are many funds/agencies you can claim from. We will look into this and claim, on your behalf, from as many as possible. They can include private superannuation funds, income protection insurance, employment disability insurance, life insurance, trauma insurance, mortgage protection insurance, loan protection insurance and sickness or accident insurance.

Do I need to have a lawyer to claim superannuation or total & permanent disability benefits?

No. You can run any claim in personal injury law yourself. The reason why Australians choose us is because this area of law is complex and we are experts in this field. We will help you become aware of all your benefits, prepare and process your claim so that you can get on with your life.
Ultimately, running your own claim can be complex and stressful. When dealing with insurers, knowledge is power.

How do superannuation funds assess the matter?

Superannuation funds generally assess matters internally as well as refer the matter for assessment to their insurer. Both the fund and the insurer have to make a determination on the claim within a reasonable time. Because of PK Simpson’s expertise in compensation law we can ensure that you receive the lump sum payment that you are entitled to.

Is there a time limit for when I can claim superannuation or total & permanent disability benefits?

Yes. There are time limits within which you must lodge a claim which will largely depend on the individual trust deed and insurance policy applicable to your fund membership, so it is essential that you act as quickly as possible and obtain expert legal advice. It is very important to act quickly and obtain legal advice because time limits may start to run after you stop working, or after the date that the fund and insurer may have declined your claim. In order to assure that you can receive a lump sum payment as compensation call PK Simpson Superannuation Claims Lawyers today.