It is estimated there are Billions of dollars in lost super waiting to be claimed – and that 50% of Australian workers have at least some super that’s gone astray.
Every week we have new clients who tell us that they’ve lost track of their super.
Each new job they take has a different superannuation provider and as years go by, they simply lose track of it all. As for finding their lost super money in other funds, they don’t know where to start.
Does this sound like someone you know? It might even be you!
There is any easy way to check if you’ve got lost super waiting to be claimed…
SuperSeeker Quick Search
SuperSeeker Quick Search is a secure online tool provided by the Australian Tax Office which provides information on your superannuation.
In just a few simple steps you can perform a search to see whether any of the billions of dollars of unclaimed superannuation is yours…
- Visit the SuperSeeker Quick Search website, read and accept their terms and conditions and click ‘I agree’ at the bottom.
- Enter your TFN, Name and Date of birth and select Login. (Those are sensitive details, but in this case it’s with the ATO so you’re safe.)
- See if the search results list you as having unclaimed super.
It’s that easy!
I want to transfer unclaimed super to my current account
If the search results show you have unclaimed superannuation, you can then fill in a simple document and apply to have the balance transferred.
Complete this transfer request form and compile the required proof of identity documents.
Then post the form to either your ‘From’ or ‘To’ Superannuation fund and they will take care of the rest.
While you might think it’s easier just to leave it where it is, remember that all superfunds (even industry ones) charge some sort of administration fees. There is no point paying these fees twice (or more) when the process for transferring your funds is so easy!
Got any questions? Want to know more about how you can make more money with your super? Feel free to email us on [email protected] or leave us a message on our Facebook page where we’ll be happy to help!