Early release of super is moving to the Australian Tax Office

14 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will run early release of super on compassionate grounds.

You may know or represent someone who is eligible to apply for early release of their super based on compassionate grounds. If you do, please tell them about this change.

They can use it to pay for unpaid costs for:

  • medical treatment not available through the public health system, or
  • travel to medical treatment

If you know someone who’s ready to apply now, they can apply with us. They can do this through myGov before 30 June 2018.

If they submit their claim before 1 July 2018 we’ll:

  • process their claim
  • finalise any review of decisions for the claim

From 1 July 2018, they need to submit their applications to the ATO. They can read more about how to apply with the ATO on the ATO website.

Next steps

Find out more about early release of super on compassionate grounds.

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Page last updated: 11 July 2018