• a loan payment to prevent the loss of one’s home;
• costs of modifying a home or vehicle, or buying disability aids, needed because of a severe disability; or
• expenses associated with the death, funeral or burial of a dependant.
The expense must not yet have been paid (eg using a loan, a credit card or money borrowed from family or friends), and the amount of super a person can withdraw is limited to what they reasonably need. There are a range of eligibility conditions for each expense type, set out in detail on the ATO website. Any amounts released early on compassionate grounds are paid and taxed as normal super lump sums.
If you would like to know more please contact one of our accountants on 07 4639 1099 or come in and see us at 14 Russell Street Toowoomba.