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COVID-19 early release of super for temporary residents

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Can working holiday maker claim  COVID-19 early release of super?

 

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Withdrawing-and-using-your-super/COVID-19-early-r...

 

It didn't mention Working Holiday visa holders. 

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Hi @foreverhst

 

Thanks for your reply and for your patience.

 

You are correct. A working holiday maker (WHM) visa is a type of temporary visa. As it isn't a student visa or a temporary skilled work visa, the applicant would need to satisfy the third temporary resident eligibility requirement to access their super early in accordance with the COVID-19 measure.

 

Good luck with it.

 

Thanks, ChrisR

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@foreverhst unfortunately working holiday makers aren't eligible for early release of super as a result of COVID-19. Temporary residents must be in one of the following circumstances:

  • You hold a student visa that you have held for 12 months or more and you are unable to meet immediate living expenses.
  • You are a temporary skilled work visa holder, your working hours have reduced to zero and you remain engaged with your employer.
  • You are a temporary resident visa holder (excluding student or skilled worker visas) and you cannot meet immediate living expenses.

To access your super, you will need to apply for a Departing Australia Super Payment when you leave Australia. 

 

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Isn't working holiday visa also a kind of temporary visa? Can you explain a bit more why they cannot claim it?

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Hi @foreverhst

 

Thanks for your reply and for your patience.

 

You are correct. A working holiday maker (WHM) visa is a type of temporary visa. As it isn't a student visa or a temporary skilled work visa, the applicant would need to satisfy the third temporary resident eligibility requirement to access their super early in accordance with the COVID-19 measure.

 

Good luck with it.

 

Thanks, ChrisR