Father’s claim to super death benefit rejected

Joseph Williams died in November 2011, aged 31, after suffering from malignant neurofibromatosis. At the time of his death he was a member of Intrust Super Fund. The fund trustee decided that the whole of the death benefit should go…

Consumer alert over complaints body membership

Consumers should check whether their financial services provider has registered as a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, with the complaints body reporting that it is chasing up a significant number of business that have failed to register as…

Death benefits the greatest area of complaint in super

One in five of the complaints that super fund members make to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal are about death benefits. The SCT reports in its latest update that 21.2 per cent of the complaints it resolved in the December quarter…

Q&A 17 July 2017

Q: I am living in a de facto relationship and want to know what status I have in the superannuation system if a death benefit arises. A: The Superannuation Complaints Tribunal reports that its single biggest complaints category is the…