Accidental Death Benefit Claim
An accidental death benefit is an amount payable to a beneficiary on a pension or an insurance policy when the annuitant passes away. Gerard Malouf & Partners Superannuation Lawyers is the leading law firm in Australia in administration and lodgment of death benefit claims.
Most super funds in Australia have payments that are usually contributions in addition to any other insurance benefits. Other government super funds could also pay pensions to the surviving partner, children or other dependents. Our experienced insurance consultants can help you get these benefits.
Beneficiaries of an Accidental Death Benefit Claim
Any of the dependents can lay a claim on the deceased’s estate. And a dependent is any legally married spouse or a partner de facto, financial dependents, children as well as inter dependents. Both partners; including same-sex partners also qualify as dependents on the estate of the deceased.
Nomination for death benefit claims can be binding. A trustee will determine the binding status by first dividing up the super or giving it to the deceased’s estate through Letters of Administration or a Will. A binding nomination eliminates any uncertainty as to who will receive your super once you die.
Claims for benefits from accidental death insurance can be lodged any time so that the trustee in question gets to know of your interest just before paying money out. Claim forms and other papers that show your relationship to the financial dependents and the deceased. With a success rate of 98 percent in over 16,000 cases handled in court, you can be sure to receive compensation with sound advice from our experienced claims consultant. However, in case we feel that there are minimal chances of winning the case then we shall inform you accordingly and withdraw it to avoid unnecessary litigation charges.
Is There a Time Limit for Complaints and Appeals?
You can complain about the decision within 28 days. You can also lodge an appeal with the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal after yet another 28 days.
Choose Gerard Malouf & Partners Superannuation Lawyers to handle your Accidental Death Benefit nsurance claim on a No Win No Fee basis by phoning 1800 004 878.