Superannuation for people with a Terminal Illness
Many people who have been diagnosed with secondary or advanced cancer need to stop work, either permanently or for a period of time. Sometimes people stop work to allow for treatment and other times it is because they can no longer cope with full-time work.
Keep a spreadsheet of all costs. Include service dates, invoice numbers etc. Ring Centrelink and make an appointment to find out what benefits you are entitled to, e.g. disability support pension, carer’s allowance, carer’s payment. Ring your superannuation board and discuss whether you are entitled to a payout, and what may be involved in accessing your money.