Current legislation allows individuals with a terminal illness to access their superannuation as a lump sum tax free.
Superannuation for people with a terminal illness
If a woman with metastatic breast cancer wishes to access her superannuation she must obtain certificates from two medical practitioners (one of whom is a specialist) stating that she has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less.
Find out more about:
- Superannuation for people with a terminal illness, visit the Australian Taxation Office website or phone 13 28 61.
- Breast Cancer Network Australia provide information about accessing superannuation on the grounds of terminal illness.