How to claim:

If you're temporarily unable to work due to illness or injury, you may qualify for a fortnightly pension of up to two-thirds of your superannuation salary for up to 12 months (up to 18 months in extenuating circumstances). While the pension is up to two-thirds of your full-time superannuation salary, it is reduced proportionally to reflect any periods of non-contributory membership, part-time employment or periods when you made contributions at a rate other than your standard rate.

To be eligible you must:

  • be under 60
  • be injured or sick for at least one week
  • have exhausted all your sick leave
  • not be receiving, or are not entitled to receive, a workers’ compensation benefit
  • not be on annual leave or long service leave
  • provide details of your condition
  • provide a medical report completed by your doctor.

You're not required to use all your annual leave or long service leave before applying for income protection entitlements.

You're not required to make your regular member contributions while receiving a temporary disablement pension. Your retirement entitlements will continue to accrue normally.

Once we’ve received your claim form, it may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to complete the claims process. The time taken to assess your claim depends on the condition/s you have and the information that is available.
Super SA will let you know of the progress of your claim along the way.