Category: Superannuation & Insurance
Can I return to work after a successful TPD claim?
Workers who claim TPD benefits after injury or illness often ask us if there are any options to return to work after receiving their TPD payout. The short answer is, there are some options but there are limitations and conditions.
Difference between accumulation and defined benefit super funds
There are two primary types of super funds; defined benefit funds and accumulation funds. In this article, we look at the differences between these types of funds.
Federal Court determines insurer acted unfairly in cancelling policy and demanding $24,649.91 from the insured individual
After being diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, a woman made a claim on her income protection insurance. Not only was the claim was denied by TAL, but they also cancelled her insurance policy and advised her that she owed them $24,649.91 for a “breach of your duty of good faith”.
My employer hasn’t been paying my superannuation guarantee
In Australia, employers are required to pay a minimum percentage of eligible employees’ earnings into a superannuation fund. This is called the ‘superannuation guarantee’ and is designed to fund retirement. Some employers are not paying the required super guarantee payments which leads us to the question, ‘What can you do about unpaid employer contributions of superannuation?”
Superannuation death benefits win for adult children of deceased mother
At Hall Payne Lawyers, we work with clients to maximise their entitlements under a variety of different insurance policies. Many clients seek advice from us in relation to superannuation death benefits, and TPD claims.
Super Decision: High Court allows recovery of dying man’s lost superannuation payments
Most Australian workers will have superannuation. They will have a fund balance which comprises contributions made over their years of employment. Most will have insurance options; primarily TPD insurance and…
Hall Payne appeals to Super Fund and wins over “at work” definition
Our client had to stop work because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When he did, his super fund rejected his insurance claim, arguing he didn’t meet the “at work” definition….