Superannuation Claims – Death and Total and Permanent Disability Benefits
If you are injured or develop an illness, you may be able to claim a ‘total and permanent disablement’ (TPD) benefit from your superannuation fund. In the event of your death, your family may also be able to claim a ‘death’ benefit from your superannuation fund.
Death and TPD benefits can be very substantial and often worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Your entitlements to death and TPD benefits are usually not affected by any other claims to compensation you may make, such as through WorkCover or the TAC.
Claims for death and TPD benefits are often complex and can become extremely stressful. We can assist you in preparing your application to your superannuation fund to ensure that you receive any benefits as soon as possible. Often however, superannuation funds do not assess applications in your favour.
We can also assist you in challenging the decisions of your fund to ensure that you receive the full extent of the benefits to which you are entitled. This often involves taking matters to Court.
Our expertise in this area of law includes having successfully pursued a groundbreaking claim to the High Court of Australia.
If we believe your case is likely to be successful, we will pursue your claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This includes paying for out-of-pocket expenses.