Unclaimed Super Money

If your account becomes inactive, it is considered to be Unclaimed Super Money. This could happen if you are:

  • Aged 65 years or over
    and haven’t made a contribution or received a rollover for the past two years, and we have been unable to contact you for five years, or
  • Deceased and we have been unable to pay the benefit to the appropriate beneficiaries, and received no amount from the deceased member in the last 2 years, or
  • A former temporary Australian resident and it has been over 6 months since you left Australia or since your visa expired, or
  • A lost member with less than $6,000 in your account, and we have been unable to contact you, or
  • A lost member with an account that has been inactive for months and we have been unable to contact you, or
  • A member with an inactive low-balance account*or Non-member spouse.

 

What happens if my account is considered to be Unclaimed Super Money

Christian Super is required to transfer all accounts that are considered to be Unclaimed Super Money to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) every six months.

 

How do I prevent my account from being transferred to the ATO?

You can prevent your account from being transferred to the ATO by taking one of the below actions.

  • If you are aged 65 years or over:
    • Update your contact details
    • Make a contribution
    • Consolidate your super
  • If you are a lost member, verify your address, or indicate you wish to continue being a member.
  • If you have an inactive low-balance account:
    • Make a contribution
    • Consolidate your super
    • switch investment options, or
    • adjust your insurance cover, or
    • choose to maintain insurance, or
    • make or amend a ‘binding beneficiary’ nomination, or
    • provide a written notice that you are wish your account to stay open.

*If you think you might have an inactive low-balance account with Christian Super, and you would like to keep your account open, you can find more information here.

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If you have further questions about Unclaimed Super Money, please contact us.