Who can be nominated to receive your super benefits?
Your money doesn’t have to go to one person. You can provide us with a percentage breakdown of how the money should be distributed between your nominated beneficiaries. You can nominate any of the following:
|Your spouse||Includes de facto and same sex partners.|
|Your child||Includes adopted children, or a child of your spouse.|
|Someone who is financially dependent on you|
|Someone in an interdependency relationship with you
Generally, this exists where two people (whether or not related by family):
Two persons may also have an interdependency relationship if they have a close personal relationship and the only reason they fail to satisfy all the conditions above is that either or both of them suffer from a physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability, or they are temporarily living apart because, for example, one is overseas or in prison.
|Your legal personal representative (your estate)||The person appointed to manage your legal affairs after your death (either the executor of your Will or administrator of your estate). This way, your super benefits will be distributed according to the terms of your Will (if you have a valid Will), which may include those who are not generally considered to be dependent beneficiaries, e.g. siblings, nieces, nephews or charities. Remember it is likely you'll need to update your Will throughout your life as your circumstances change.|
Whether the person you nominate is an eligible beneficiary will be determined based on the circumstances of your relationship at the time you pass away. The benefit they receive may be taxed. Find out more about the tax treatment of lump sum payments.