Financial Hardship Super Withdrawal


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If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be able to take advantage of a financial hardship super withdrawal. With our expert knowledge of the complex laws regarding superannuation, we will be able to help you to achieve a successful claim for superannuation withdrawal for financial hardship.

Below is information on eligibility for superannuation withdrawal for financial hardship – it is important to ensure that you do meet eligibility requirements. 

Carbone Lawyers’ personnel have been representing clients for over 30 years. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve the very best outcome and pride ourselves on providing passionate, personal and cost-effective representation. Some generic eligibility requirements for accessing super for hardship are provided below.

Eligibility For Superannuation Withdrawal – Financial Hardship 

There are very limited circumstances where you are eligible for accessing super for hardship. Our team is here to help. Because severe financial hardship is not administered by the ATO, you need to request your superannuation withdrawal for financial hardship through your super fund. Sometimes there may be complex super fund policy conditions around super withdrawal hardship that our team can help you understand.

To be eligible for super withdrawal hardship you must: 

  • Be unable to pay for essential family living costs
  • Be getting an income support payment, not including Veteran Payment, ABSTUDY, Austudy or Youth Allowance as a full-time student
  • Have been on this payment for at least 26 weeks in a row

The minimum amount of your super that can be released early through the superannuation withdrawal for financial hardship is $1,000 and the maximum is $10,000.

There are no restrictions to the amount that can be accessed if you have reached your preservation age plus 39 weeks and you were not gainfully employed when you apply.

Accessing super for hardship can only be done once every 12 months.

Need Help With Your Compassionate Release Of Super?

Our lawyers are leaders in their specialist practice areas and have an in-depth knowledge of the laws relating to the compassionate release of super. If you engage us to assist you with the compassionate release of super you can expect: 

  • A team that will work tirelessly with you and advise you of your rights along the way
  • Compassionate lawyers who understand that nothing can take away what you have experienced
  • A team that is highly skilled in investigation, negotiation and litigation
  • A collaborative approach where we work with you 
  • Passionate, personal, and cost-effective representation
  • A long-term relationship where we take care of your legal matters holistically
  • Accurate, honest and complete legal information and advice
  • Privacy, confidentiality, and ethical veracity 
  • Integrity, honour and humility

Our team will be able to answer any questions you have regarding the compassionate release of super and will be able to help guide you through the process to ensure you get the outcome you are entitled to.

Let Us Help You With Your Super Withdrawal & Hardship 

If you require assistance with accessing super for hardship, call 1800 369 888 or fill out our online enquiry formOur team of experts will be able to assist you in determining your eligibility.

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