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Superannuation Claims

Unable to work?

If you are unable to work as a result of an injury or illness, you may be entitled to compensation known as Total and Permanent Disability (TPD). Your superannuation fund will usually take out TPD insurance on your behalf or they may have asked you to opt in at some stage.

TPD insurance can be up to $500,000 or more. Each superannuation fund and their TPD insurer will have different criteria to qualify for a TPD payment.

We can Help

One Law have a team of expert compensation lawyers who can help guide you through the legal process to make a claim and obtain the compensation you need.

There are time limits that apply to making a claim. It’s important to get legal advice as soon as you can to ensure your claim is made correctly and on time.

The steps below explain how we can help you.

We make it simple

Our personal injury law team is here to help. We would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with one of our lawyers by completing the online enquiry form below or by calling us on free call 1800 ONE LAW (663 529).


Meet with us

We will meet with you at a time and place that is convenient for you. We will discuss the circumstances of your illness or injury and explain to you what entitlements to TPD compensation you might have and how we will go about progressing the claim for you.


Lets investigate

We will write to each of your superannuation funds (most people have more than 1) and ask them to provide us with their TPD insurance policy. We will review each policy and consider whether you are eligible (meet the criteria) to apply.


Medical reports

In order to satisfy the TPD insurer that you are totally and permanently disabled we need to request medical reports from your treating doctors. We may also need to send you to an independent doctor for a medical assessment.


The claim

With all the medical reports and information we obtain, we lodge the claim with the insurer and request that they accept the claim and pay you the TPD insured amount.

If your injury or illness is terminal or very serious, the claim is likely to progress a lot faster as your superannuation fund will have an urgent processing procedure for these claims.



The superannuation fund will provide a response to the claim, and may accept and payout the claim. If this occurs and your claim is settled, you will receive your compensation generally within 6-12 weeks after signing the settlement documents.

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1800 663 529