Getting out? You can keep your ADF Super

Recent changes mean you can now keep your ADF Super even when you transition out.

Changes in the Defence Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 mean that from 6 July 2020, veterans with at least 12 months’ continuous service can keep their ADF Super account when they transition out. Giving veterans one less thing to worry about when taking the leap into civilian life.

We’re also bringing in a new insurance product designed especially for ex-serving personnel (TPD and death cover, and income protection).

Bottom line: if you get out, you can stay with us.

* Serving as a member of the Permanent Forces or a continuous full-time reservist (within the meaning of the Australian Defence Force Superannuation Act 2015).

 

So, what’s changing?

At the moment, you can only be in ADF Super if you’re serving* in the ADF. This means we’ve had to say goodbye to many veterans like you when transitioning to civilian life.

We didn’t believe this was the right option for you, so this legislation has changed.

Changes in the Defence Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 mean that from 6 July 2020, veterans with at least 12 months’ continuous service can keep their ADF Super account when they transition out. Giving veterans one less thing to worry about when taking the leap into civilian life.

We’re also bringing in a new insurance product designed especially for ex-serving personnel (TPD and death cover, and income protection).

Bottom line: if you get out, you can stay with us.

* Serving as a member of the Permanent Forces or a continuous full-time reservist (within the meaning of the Australian Defence Force Superannuation Act 2015).

What do I need to do?

For now, you just need to log into your online account before 3 June 2020 to make sure your contact details are up-to-date. Its best if you have a personal email address included in your contact information, and we recommend that you choose ‘electronic’ as your mailing preference if possible.

Why do you need my email address?

Email is the quickest way we can reach you. We feel it’s especially important to be able to email you at the moment, because there are delays with Australia Post due to COVID-19.

In June, we’ll be sending what’s known as a ‘Significant Event Notice’ to all current ADF Super members, which will tell you all the important information about these changes. It’s important that we’re able to get this information to you, so that you know all the details about the changes to ADF Super. We’ll also publish the information on the 'significant event notices' section of our website.

Member educator, Sam explains changes to ADF Super that come into effect on 6 July 2020

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