Lost super

Lost super is a special term to describe super benefits that are recorded in the Lost Members Register.

Your super benefits may be recorded as lost if your super fund cannot contact you (due to moving house or some other event), or your super account has not received any contributions in the past 5 years.

This article shows how you can find your lost super by using SuperSeeker, the Tax Office's search service which looks for your name on the Lost Members Register.

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Lost super.

Fee hike for small super accounts

If you have less than $1000 in your super account, or you have children or grandchildren with part-time jobs (or starting their first full-time job), then you will be very interested in this article.Effective since 1 July 2013, the federal government abolished the ‘member protection’ rule which … [Read more...]

Lost super rules making money for the Government

The ATO has enjoyed a super bonanza of more than $700 million, which will increase to more than $1 billion by January 2017 as a result of the misfortune of those Australians who have ‘lost’ their superannuation through lack of action or ignorance. The windfall to the ATO is a result of changes to … [Read more...]

Super in 3 steps: You’re probably richer than you think

If you have more than one super account you’re probably paying more in fees than you need to, and possibly having insurance premiums deducted from each of your super accounts. Paying at least double (and triple if you have 2 super accounts) in fees and insurance is not a great retirement planning … [Read more...]

Find lost super in 5 steps, and make quick cash

Did you know that more than $16 billion dollars is sitting in 6 million lost super accounts (and ATO-held super accounts) waiting for Australians to claim the super cash?If you’re one of the many Aussies with one or more lost accounts then you better act quickly. The federal government has … [Read more...]

SuperGuide checklist: 10 ways to save your super

The superannuation accounts of Australians have been affected by volatile investment markets in recent months, and you may be tempted not to focus on your super and retirement plans because of this volatility. Although you cannot control the investment markets (but you or your super fund managers … [Read more...]

Super for Beginners (25 Q&As)

One of SuperGuide’s more popular initiatives has been the development of a ‘Super for Beginners’ section that answers some of the many questions that we receive from those readers who are new to superannuation and new to super’s terminology.The series currently consists of several lead articles, … [Read more...]

Super for beginners: 14 monkeys stop women creating a dream retirement

For so many women, the needs of other people usually come first — children, partner, parents, friends and even workmates. Often, for a woman to think about her own needs, she has to face a health challenge, financial stress or a relationship breakdown.Too dramatic, perhaps? I don’t think so. The … [Read more...]

Super for beginners, part 21: You know where your super goes, right?

Q: How do I find out where my super contributions end up? What I mean is, how do I find out the name of my super fund?A: Your question is a popular one in Australia, even though super fund members receive member statements from their super funds every year. Know the name of your super fund If … [Read more...]

Superannuation Guarantee: How do I find unpaid or lost super?

Q: I worked in a company in Perth. I left that job and returned to the east coast. As it was a new company they decided to pay super after 6 months and supposedly kept the funds in an investment account until then. When I arrived in the east I sent them the name of a fund I wished to have the money … [Read more...]

Super for beginners, Part 1: I’m new to Australia – help me!

Q: I’m new to Australia and I have no idea where to start with my super in order to have the best outcome 40 years from now. So far, I have had my super spread between 3 industry super funds, as organised by temp employment agencies. I know this is not the way to continue, but I am not sure who to … [Read more...]

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