Making a Claim for a Death Benefit

Making a Claim for a Death Benefit

We know it’s tough to think about, but Super SA is here to help you prepare for the unexpected.

In the unfortunate event of your death, your entitlement will be paid to your Legal Personal Representative LPR (if you have nominated one), your surviving spouse and/or a putative spouse. Should you not have a spouse, the entitlement will be paid to your Estate.

To initiate the claims process, we require certain information and supporting documentation from you:

 

Spouse Claiming

  • an application for payment in relation to a deceased member is required for each scheme holding a death benefit.  Please read and complete the relevant scheme form from the list below:
  • a certified copy of the members Death Certificate, and
  • a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate (if applicable) or Putative Spouse form (available from Super SA) supporting putative spouse status under the Southern State Superannuation Act 2009 and Southern State Superannuation Regulations 2009
  • proof of Identity documentation - Please refer to the  Proof of Identity fact sheet for further information.

 

Estate Claiming

  • an application for payment in relation to a deceased member is required for each scheme holding a death benefit.  Please read and complete the relevant scheme form from the list below:
  • a certified copy of the Death Certificate
  • If there is a valid Legal Personal Representative nomination or there is no eligible spouse, the deceased’s estate will need to provide either a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration unless the entitlement is less than $15,000.
  • if you are an executor, please provide Proof of Identity documentation - Please refer to the Proof of Identity fact sheet for further information.

Should you need more information about our schemes and death benefits, please contact our Member Services team.
  • Your insurance through your Triple S account stops when you leave SA Government employment, but you can take steps to continue the same type and level of Death and TPD Insurance in the Flexible Rollover Product as you held in Triple S on the last day you worked.

    To continue your current insurance you need to make the required insurance election in the FRP Application form within 60 days of leaving employment (Triple S spouse members within 60 days of becoming eligible for a benefit in the Triple S Scheme). You will need to be under 70 years old to apply.
  • You are not eligible to claim a Triple S Death and TPD Insurance entitlement for a medical condition that existed at the time you joined Triple S until you have been working for six months. Conditions may apply to any additional units.

    Death insurance is not payable where a claim arises from suicide within the first 12 months after the commencement or increase in the level of cover.

The superannuation schemes administered by Super SA are exempt public sector superannuation schemes and are not regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) or the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). Super SA is not required to hold an Australian Financial Services Licence to provide general advice about a Super SA product. The information in this publication is of a general nature only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Super SA recommends that before making any decisions about its products you consider the appropriateness of this information in the context of your own objectives, financial situation and needs, read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and seek financial advice from a licensed financial adviser in relation to your financial position and requirements.

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