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. Or some super funds can check 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: 22 June 2021
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