Terminal Illness Insurance Eligibility

Eligibility for a Terminal Illness Benefit

We know it’s tough to think about, but we are here to help you prepare for the unexpected.

  • If you are suffering from terminal illness, and it is likely to result in your death in the next 24 months, your TPD Insurance may be paid.

    To make a claim, you must:

    • Be under age 701
    • Complete the application form
    • Provide the required supporting information
    • Satisfy the Super SA Board that you have a terminal illness.

    It is important you are aware that if you receive a terminal illness benefit, your Legal Personal Representative LPR, spouse or estate will not be able to claim an insurance benefit in the event of your death.

    Terminal illness benefits may be paid even if you don’t have insurance (equal to the sum of your Triple S account) within your account. The benefit may also be paid subject to a claim being approved without you terminating your employment.

    Find out how to make a terminal illness claim

    • When you no longer work within the SA public sector
    • If you are claiming for a medical condition that existed at the time you joined Triple S, and you have been working in the public sector less than six months2
    • If you are claiming for a medical condition that existed when you made a fund selection back to Triple S or Super SA Select, unless you have continued to work in the public sector for more than 12 months since making a fund selection back to Triple S or Super SA Select
    • Where a claim arises from suicide within the first 12 months after the commencement or increase in the level of cover
    • If you were formerly in the Lump Sum Scheme and Pension Scheme, but later became part of Triple S without ceasing employment, you won’t be covered for any medical condition on TPD Insurance, including terminal illness, for 24 months from the date your Triple S membership commenced.
1 Or under 65 in the Fixed (closed) Insurance Death and TPD Product.
2 Once you have completed six months of active work, you will only be covered for all medical conditions on the default units of cover you received on joining, including pre-existing medical conditions. Conditions may apply to any additional units.
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