How To Find Lost Super

22.08.2023 0 Comments

How To Find Lost Super

How do I find my missing super?

How to check –

  1. Select the ‘Check online’ button.
  2. Log in or create a myGov account.
  3. Link it to the ATO.
  4. Follow the prompts to check if the ATO is holding any super for you.

If you’re unable to check online for lost super, you can:

  • phone the ATO’s automated super search line on 13 28 65, or
  • complete the PDF form Searching for lost and unclaimed super and post it to:

Australian Taxation Office PO Box 3578 Albury NSW 2640

How do I know if I have super?

Lost super search line – Individuals and agents can complete a super search by phoning our automated super search line on 13 28 65, Be prepared to provide the following information upon request:

your personal details

tax file number (TFN) name date of birth visa holder status (if applicable)

your contact details

current postal address, daytime phone number email address (if applicable)

your super fund details – any super fund where contributions may have been made on your behalf

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super fund name account number beneficiaries period of contributions

your previous details

name address employment (if applicable).

How do I claim unclaimed superannuation?

Find lost and unclaimed superannuation – The ATO has a superannuation search tool to help you find any lost or unclaimed super. Generally all you need is your Tax File Number (TFN) and, if you want to transfer your unclaimed super to your preferred super fund, your super fund membership number as well.

What happens to superannuation when you leave Australia?

If you’re an Australian citizen leaving permanently, the same rules apply to your super, as if you were living in Australia. This means your super must stay in your super fund(s) until you are eligible to access it. Find out when you can withdraw your super.

Is it possible to access my super?

When you can get your super – You can get your super when you reach your ‘preservation age’. Your preservation age depends on when you were born.

Your date of birth Age you can access your super (preservation age)
Before 1 July 1960 55
1 July 1960 — 30 June 1961 56
1 July 1961 — 30 June 1962 57
1 July 1962 — 30 June 1963 58
1 July 1963 — 30 June 1964 59
After 1 July 1964 60

Can I claim my super from overseas?

Australian residents/citizens – If you’re an Australian permanent resident or citizen heading overseas, your super remains subject to the same rules, even if you are leaving Australia permanently. This means your super must remain in your super fund/s until you reach preservation age and are eligible to access it.

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How far back can you claim superannuation?

Is there a time limit for recovering unpaid super contributions? – Typically, you can make unpaid superannuation claims for contributions from the last five years, which is the period employers are required to maintain super contributions records. However, you may be able to claim unpaid super contributions from more than five years ago if you can provide the necessary documentation.

How do I find lost money in Australia?

To find unclaimed money, go to our consumer website, Moneysmart, to do an online search. MoneySmart also provides a link to searching lost superannuation on the ATO website.

Can I access my non preserved super?

If you have an unrestricted non-preserved benefit, you can withdraw it at any time. You may pay some tax on the benefit if you apply prior to age 60.

Why is there no super in my account?

1. Speak to your employer – Ask your employer if they have been making SG contributions for you and, if so, how much they have been paying and which account details they are using. If your employer contributions have been going into a fund that you no longer use or check, you may wish to consolidate your super,

How do I find my care super member number?

You can find your member account number in MemberOnline under the personal details tab. You can also find your member account number on the first page of your annual statement. Still can’t find your member number? You can call us on 1300 360 149 and we’ll help you out.