Early release of superannuation

You can access your superannuation (super) early in limited circumstances.

We don’t make decisions about early access to super. But we can help you if your super fund needs proof you’ve been getting income support payments from us. We can do this in a letter. Your super fund might call it a Q230 or Q251.

Some super funds can check if you get an income support payment from us online if you agree for them to do this.

You may be able to get some of your super early if you’re in severe financial hardship. You can also apply for some other reasons including compassionate grounds.

Read about who can access their super early.

Page last updated: 25 January 2023.
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