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hi there,,

 

i am on Job seeker having lost one job and stood down from the other. i have been approved for early release of super so no issue there with me.

my question is, can my wife who has not worked for a number of years also make a claim for early release of some funds from her super as well?

 

thanks guys, looking forward to a response

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Hi @mmickyg,

 

If she is unemployed and a citizen/permanent resident, absolutely. We do not stipulate that the unemployment must be specifically due to Covid-19 reasons. The requirements are very broad, and you only need to meet one.

 

From the early access to Super information page on our website:

 

To apply for early release, you must satisfy one or more of the following requirements:

  • You are unemployed.
  • You are eligible to receive a job seeker payment, youth allowance for jobseekers, parenting payment (which includes the single and partnered payments), special benefit or farm household allowance.
  • On or after 1 January 2020, either
    • you were made redundant
    • your working hours were reduced by 20% or more
    • if you were a sole trader, your business was suspended or there was a reduction in your turnover of 20% or more.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Josh

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Former Community Support

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Hi @mmickyg,

 

If she is unemployed and a citizen/permanent resident, absolutely. We do not stipulate that the unemployment must be specifically due to Covid-19 reasons. The requirements are very broad, and you only need to meet one.

 

From the early access to Super information page on our website:

 

To apply for early release, you must satisfy one or more of the following requirements:

  • You are unemployed.
  • You are eligible to receive a job seeker payment, youth allowance for jobseekers, parenting payment (which includes the single and partnered payments), special benefit or farm household allowance.
  • On or after 1 January 2020, either
    • you were made redundant
    • your working hours were reduced by 20% or more
    • if you were a sole trader, your business was suspended or there was a reduction in your turnover of 20% or more.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Josh