If you die while there is still money in your super account, that money (and any insurance benefit) will be paid to your beneficiaries (which can be one or more of your dependants or the personal legal representative of your estate).
Dependants include your spouse, children, a financial dependant or a person with whom you're in an interdependency relationship.
You can nominate your beneficiaries by making a binding or non-binding nomination.
Who can be a beneficiary?
A beneficiary can be one or more of your dependants, or your legal personal representative (the executor of your will or the administrator of your estate).
A dependant is defined as:
- your spouse (of either gender, married or de facto)
- your child
- a person who has an interdependency relationship with you at the time of your death
- a person who was financially dependent on you at the time of death
You can leave your death benefit to more than one person.
- Non-binding nomination of beneficiaries
Binding nomination of beneficiaries
If you make a valid binding nomination then the Trustee must pay the death benefit according to your instructions. A binding nomination must be made in writing using the Binding nomination form, and has to be updated at least every three years.
We'll let you know when a binding nomination is about to expire, so be sure to check your contact details are up to date. You can update your details by logging in to Member Access or calling us on 1800 222 071 from 8am to 8pm (AEST/AEDT) weekdays.
If a binding nomination expires, it becomes a non-binding nomination.
If you don’t make a nomination
If no nomination is made, TWUSUPER will contact all potential beneficiaries after being informed of the death.