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• Can anyone join Australian Catholic Superannuation?
Yes. As Australian Catholic Superannuation is a public offer fund, anyone is able to join, regardless of whether or not they’ve worked for a Catholic employer.
• How can I set up an account?
If you would like to sign up as a superannuation member, a pension member, or an employer, please click here.
• What are your fees?
Details of our fees can be found on our Fees and Costs Factsheet.
Managing your account
• How do I set up my online account?
If you would like to set up an online account, click here and follow the instructions on the page.
If you are unsure of your account details, please contact our Member Services Team on 1300 658 776.
• How do I update or change my membership details?
Most of your contact details can be updated by logging into your online account here.
If you need to update any personal details such as your name, you will need to complete a Change of Personal Details Form. Please note that additional documentation may be required to complete this request.
• How do I give my partner authority to enquire on my account?
If you would like someone else to be able to enquire on your account, you will need to complete an Authority to Access Information Form. Please note that additional documentation may be required to complete this request.
• What do I need to do if I have a Power of Attorney for a member?
To inform us of your Power of Attorney status, you will need to complete a Power of Attorney Form and return it to us via post with the required additional documentation included.
• My family situation has changed. What kinds of action should I be taking on my superannuation?
There’s more to superannuation than simply collecting money when you retire. Click here for more information on the sorts of things you should be thinking about when something monumental happens in your life.
• What are the different investment options?
Details of our superannuation and pension investment options can be found here.
• Can I invest my super in more than one investment option?
Yes, as long as the total percentage of funds invested adds up to 100%.
• Is there a cost to change my investment options?
No, we do not charge an investment switching fee.
• What tax is paid on investment earnings?
The maximum tax rate on investment earnings is 15% however other factors may lower the tax payable. Further information about this can be located here.
• How do I locate any lost super I might have?
We offer a search tool on our website that will assist you in locating your lost superannuation funds and then consolidate them should you wish to do so. Click here to locate your lost superannuation.
• How do I consolidate my superannuation funds?
It is possible to consolidate your funds using our online consolidation tool. Click here to combine your superannuation funds into your account with us.
• What are the benefits of consolidating my superannuation funds?
There are a number of potential benefits to combining your superannuation accounts. Click here for more information about consolidating your funds.
• Can I transfer my insurance from another superannuation fund when I consolidate?
Yes, however you will need to complete a Transfer your Insurance Form to complete this process, and will not be able to use the Supermatch feature.
Accessing your super
• How do I know when I can withdraw my super?
Click here for information about withdrawing your superannuation benefits.
• How do I withdraw my funds?
If you wish to withdraw your superannuation benefits, please contact our Member Services Team on 1300 658 776 to obtain the required documentation.
• Can I access my funds for reasons other than retirement?
Under certain difficult circumstances, you may be able to access your superannuation to assist you with your situation. Click here for more information about Financial Hardship and Compassionate Grounds claims.
Nominating a Beneficiary Estate Planning
• Why is it important to nominate a beneficiary?
Click here for information on beneficiary nominations.
• How do I nominate a beneficiary?
A non-binding nomination can be added through your online account.
To set up a binding nomination, you will need to complete and return our Nominate Beneficiaries form.
• How long does a binding nomination last?
A binding nomination is required to be renewed every 3 years. We will notify you when it is time to update this nomination.
A non-binding nomination can remain on the account indefinitely, and does not need to be renewed.
• What is a reversionary nomination?
A reversionary nomination allows a pension product to continue to be paid to the nominated party in the event that the initial account holder passes away. The new account owner can elect to have the funds paid out to them, or continue to receive these benefits as a regular payment.
If you would like to discuss this with a financial adviser, click here to contact our team and request a call back at a time that suits you.
• How much super should I be receiving?
Click here to find out more about your employer’s obligations to you when it comes to your superannuation.
• How can I be sure my employer is paying contributions to my super?
Generally speaking, checking your payslips and comparing them with the transactions on your superannuation account is a relatively simple way to ensure that you are receiving the payments owed to you by your employer.
• Can I keep this account when I change employers?
Yes, simply complete a Choice of Fund form with your account details and hand it to your new employer.
• What do I do if my employer is not paying contributions to my super?
If you feel as though you are not receiving your superannuation entitlements, click here for actions you can take to address the situation.
• What are other ways I can make contributions into superannuation?
Employer contributions aren’t the only way to grow your super balance. Click here for more information about the types of payments that can be made into your account.
• What are salary sacrifice contributions?
Salary sacrifice contributions offer a way to grow your superannuation balance while reducing your tax burden. Click here for more information on salary sacrifice contributions.
• Are there caps on the amount of contributions I can make to my account?
There are limits to the amount you can pay into your superannuation. Refer to our Contributions Factsheet for more information about contribution caps.
• Can I share my contributions with my spouse?
You may be able to split a portion of your concessional contributions with your partner. Click here to learn more.
• Why have I not received a government co-contribution?
It’s possible you were not eligible to claim the government co-contribution. Refer to this page for more information about qualifying for the co-contribution.
If you’re still unsure as to why you have not received this, please contact the ATO on 13 10 20.
• Why do I have insurance on my superannuation account?
As a member of Australian Catholic Superannuation, you automatically receive a level of insurance cover. Click here for more information about the types of cover we offer.
• Is there a cooling off period?
If you decide you do not want the automatic cover offered to you, you are able to cancel this within 60 days of the welcome letter being generated. Any premiums that may have been charged by that point will be refunded to your account.
• Am I able to remove my insurance?
Yes, simply complete and return a Converting Your Insurance Cover form and we will remove this for you. Please bear in mind that once you have cancelled your insurance, you will need to make an application to add it back to your superannuation account.
• Can I apply for more insurance, or alter my current policy?
Yes, please click here for more information about altering your insurance. You may also wish to access our complimentary insurance advice service prior to making your decision.
• How much insurance do I need?
Our insurance calculator can give you an indication of the level of insurance you may require. You can also speak to one of our associate planners at no cost to you in relation to the insurance on your superannuation policy.
• How can I apply to claim my insurance?
For information on applying to claim your insurance policies, click here.
• Can I move my superannuation into my KiwiSaver account?
If you are moving back to New Zealand, you are able to transfer your funds to your KiwiSaver account. Please complete and return the KiwiSaver Transfer Request Form to initiate this transfer. Please note that further documentation may be required in order to complete your request.
Tax File Numbers
• Am I required to provide my tax file number?
You are not legally obligated to provide your TFN, however you may face increased taxes on your contributions if you do not. For more information on adding your TFN to your super account, please click here.
Our Important Numbers
Click here to view all of our important fund numbers.
• What is a Transition to Retirement account?
Transition to Retirement Accounts allow you to access some of your superannuation balance if you are between your preservation age and 65, but have not yet retired. Click here for more information about these accounts.
• What is an Allocated Pension account?
If you have fully retired or reached age 65, you are able to have your superannuation benefits paid as an income stream. Click here for more information.
• How will I know the amount of super I will need?
Our Benefit Projection Calculator may be able to assist you in figuring out this information.
• How might I benefit from the Centrelink Age Pension?
Click here for information regarding the Centrelink Age Pension.