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We have published a knowledge base article which contains further information in relation to Early release of super. To receive early access to super you need to meet the eligibility criteria, see Eligibility information on our website.
Eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are able to apply for early release, they must satisfy one or more of the following requirements:
Due to COVID-19 workplace entitlements and obligations have changed for employees and employers.
Fair Work has provided additional guidance on employee and employer obligations during this time – see JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act which may assist you in defining your circumstances of employment.
While the ATO administers the law, it does not create it. If you have concerns with your employment and conditions of work - please contact Fair Work Australia.
I hope this information is helpful and you all remain well during this time.
Thank you for reaching out to us. To apply for Early access to your Super you need to meet at least one condition. You have until 30 June 2020 to apply for the 2020FY. You may also apply from 1 July 2020 for the 2021FY.
Under Assessing your eligibility it advises - You do not need to attach evidence to support your application. However, you should keep records and documents to confirm your eligibility as we may ask you for this information.
The website also advises - 'Individuals financially affected by COVID-19 can access some of their superannuation early. Individuals will not need to pay tax on amounts released and will not need to include it in their tax return.
The application is available through ATO online services in myGov.'
It is up to the individual to self assess. The treasury website has a fact sheet in relation to accessing Super early. It also provides some examples. If you meet a condition you can apply.
If this does not answer your enquiry, we will likely have more info on this soon so please keep an eye on our forum and website, etc.
Hope this helps.
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