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.

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.

Ten handy uses for the APRA200 performance list   Super Guide

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its latest report on the performance of Australia’s largest 200 superannuation funds spanning the years 2004 through to 2012.

Liberal Party’s superannuation to do list (updated)   Super Guide

The Liberal Party and National Party Coalition are now in government and the superannuation agenda has shifted slightly, although the LNP has not yet confirmed all of its pre-election superannuation policies.

Super health check: 10 tips for your 2013/2014 retirement planning   Super Guide

Use this list as a kick-start for your 2012/2013 super resolutions. You may not keep all of your resolutions, but if you do just a handful of the tasks listed in the checklist below, you can strengthen the chances of a financially secure retirement.

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

Here’s a tip: a quick and easy way to feel instantly richer is to take the following 3 steps: 1. Find out how much money you have sitting in your superannuation account; 2. Locate any lost or forgotten super accounts; 3. Consolidate your super accounts, and potentially save thousands of dollars.

Find lost super in 4 steps, and make quick cash   Super Guide

Billions of dollars is sitting in lost superannuation accounts waiting for Australians to find and claim their super cash.

Superannuation: Hit list for the 2013 Federal Election (September 2013 update)   Super Guide

The official election campaign is in full force and we have some promises from both parties on what is going to happen to superannuation.

2013 Federal Election: new super changes summary (April 2013)   Super Guide

On 5 April 2013, federal treasurer Wayne Swan, and Minister for financial services and superannuation, Bill Shorten announced a bucket of changes to the existing super arrangements.

Fee hike for small super accounts   Super Guide

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.

Super checklist: 10 ways to save your super   Super Guide

This article is the first in a series of special articles that SuperGuide will be publishing, designed to help SuperGuide readers more easily access the hundreds of questions and articles that we have published on the SuperGuide website.

Lost super makes money for everyone   Super Guide

The ATO will soon enjoy a super bonanza of nearly $700 million as a result of the misfortune of those Australians who have ‘lost’ their superannuation through lack of action or ignorance.