Saward Dawson > Articles > FocusOn – What happens to your Super when you die?Blog - Latest News

FocusOn – What happens to your Super when you die?

Super is frequently one of your largest assets and it is important to understand what happens to it when you die.

Super does not automatically form part of your estate and is, therefore, not necessarily dealt with by your will.

Who can receive your super is dictated by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1994 (SISA). This provides that the Trustee of your fund must pay your superannuation to the following:

  •  your legal personal representative (LPR) and / or
  •  one or more of your SIS dependants

Your SIS dependants are your spouse (including de facto and same sex), your children (including adult, ex-nuptial and adopted), any person who is financially dependent on you and any person deemed to be in an ‘interdependency relationship’ with you at the time of death.

Marie Ickeringill's Articles

ATO continues to be tough with SMSF Trustees

Super is frequently one of your largest assets and it is important to understand what happens to it when you die. Super does not automatically form part of your estate and is, therefore, not necessarily dealt with by your will. Who can receive your super is dictated by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1994 (SISA). […]

Read more

Valuing Investments in your SMSF

Super is frequently one of your largest assets and it is important to understand what happens to it when you die. Super does not automatically form part of your estate and is, therefore, not necessarily dealt with by your will. Who can receive your super is dictated by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1994 (SISA). […]

Read more

Reviewing your SMSF Investment Strategy

Super is frequently one of your largest assets and it is important to understand what happens to it when you die. Super does not automatically form part of your estate and is, therefore, not necessarily dealt with by your will. Who can receive your super is dictated by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1994 (SISA). […]

Read more

Superannuation Announcements

Super is frequently one of your largest assets and it is important to understand what happens to it when you die. Super does not automatically form part of your estate and is, therefore, not necessarily dealt with by your will. Who can receive your super is dictated by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1994 (SISA). […]

Read more

Returning to work after accessing your super

Super is frequently one of your largest assets and it is important to understand what happens to it when you die. Super does not automatically form part of your estate and is, therefore, not necessarily dealt with by your will. Who can receive your super is dictated by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1994 (SISA). […]

Read more