Early Release

Super benefits are generally not accessible until you reach preservation age. However in some circumstances, such as severe financial hardship, you may be able to withdraw some of your super early.

Super is designed to provide income in your retirement.

That’s why it is generally not accessible until you reach minimum retirement age (generally age 55 for CSS members).

However, it is recognised that in some situations you may need to access your super early.

In certain circumstances, you may access some of your CSS benefit early on severe financial hardship or other specified grounds.

It’s important to consider there are significant implications for members who access their super early. Please carefully consider your options before applying for early release. We suggest you seek independent financial advice.

For more information please read our Early access to superannuation benefits factsheet.
To apply for early release, please complete one of our early access forms.


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