Insurance is something you hope you never have to use. But if you do need it, we want the process of making a claim to be easy.

How do I make an income protection (IP) benefit claim?

  1. Contact the Fund if you have been unable to work due to illness or injury for the consecutive number of days for your specified waiting period.
  2. We will arrange for the required claims forms to be sent to you for completion. Return the completed forms to our office.
  3. We will submit your paperwork to OnePath; they will confirm your employment details and assess your claim.
  4. Depending on the information contained in the original forms, you may be required to provide additional medical information or be asked to see an independent doctor or specialist.
  5. If your claim is accepted and payments have commenced, a monthly medical report will be required from your medical practitioner for the duration of your benefit period or until you are able to return to work.
  6. If the claim was not successful, you may appeal the decision and provide further information to support your appeal through our internal complaints procedure.

How do I make a total and permanent disablement (TPD) claim?

  1. Contact the Fund if you are ill or injured and a doctor has confirmed that you will not be able to return to work,
  2. The claim is submitted online, a link will be emailed to the member to click on and complete the Member Short Form online and submit the claim,
  3. Within two business days an assessor from OnePath will call to complete the request,
  4. The insurer will request a doctor’s report directly from the members treating medical practitioner and the Fund will request the employer’s statement directly from the members employer,
  5. Depending on the information in the original forms, you may be required to see an independent doctor or specialist or provide further information,
  6. Once the requested information has been obtained by the Fund and the insurer, you will be advised if your claim has been approved,
  7. If the claim was not successful, you may appeal the decision and provide further information to support your appeal through our internal complaints procedure.

How do I claim a death benefit?

Upon death of a member, the member’s nominated beneficiary or legal representative should advise the fund as soon as possible.

We will inform the member’s legal representative of what is required to claim death benefits. Typically this includes certified copies of the following:

  1. Death certificate
  2. Proof of name change (e.g. marriage certificate if there is a discrepancy between birth and death certificate)
  3. Will, Probate or Letters of Administration.

What happens after putting the claim in?

Once all claim requirements have been met, the Fund will forward the relevant information to the insurer for assessment.

Once the requested information has been obtained by the Fund and the insurer, you will be advised if your claim has been approved.

For members who do not have a binding nomination, all potential beneficiaries will be advised of the Trustee’s decision and will have the opportunity to submit an ‘objection’ if applicable.  

We are here to help

If you have any questions or concerns, simply get in touch.

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