Now entering its 81st year, Qantas Super has been supporting members of the Qantas Group family since 1939.
As the world enters a period of uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we wanted to remind you that Qantas Super is here to help.
What does being 'stood down' mean for my super?
Early access to your super
If you’ve been stood down you can apply to access up to $10,000 of your super in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21. The money you access won’t be taxed or affect Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs payments.
Changes to your insurance
We are working with our insurer and they expect that, for insurance purposes, being stood down will be essentially the same as being on leave without pay (LWOP).
This does affect your Qantas Super insurance cover, in particular any income protection cover you have with us.
Can you claim income protection benefits due to being stood down?
Income protection cover is designed to protect you if you can’t work due to illness or injury. This means you can’t claim income protection benefits due to being stood down. However, if you fall ill or are injured while you’re stood down, you’re entitled to claim as if you were on leave without pay (LWOP).
Changing your salary sacrifice arrangements
You can change or stop your current salary sacrifice arrangements for super contributions via the online payroll form on the Terminal.
If you’re not conntected to the Qantas network you may need to visit the ‘Payroll Forms’ page on The Terminal and fill out the ‘Superannuation Contribution Authority Form’.
What happens if I get a second job?
If you have been stood down and find work with another employer, you can have the super contributions from your new job paid to your Qantas Super account as long as you remain a Qantas Group employee. All you have to do is complete this form and give it to your new employer to process through their payroll.
Changes to your super account
We are working with Qantas Group to confirm the super arrangements for members who have been stood down temporarily.
Please revisit this page for updates.
What does market volatility mean for my super investments?
We believe in a safety first approach when it comes to managing your money. We focus on investing your money in long term, high quality, value for money investments. It’s an approach that takes into account the risks and the rewards of investing, so you can feel confident in that you’re on track to enjoy your dream retirement.
Will my insurance be affected?
Qantas Super provides eligible members with flexible insurance options, to cover you 24 hours a day, seven days a week for death, total and permanent disablement (TPD) and, depending on your division, income protection.
Your insurance through Qantas Super covers you for pandemics such as COVID-19 (coronavirus). That means if you are currently eligible to claim under death, TPD or income protection through your Qantas Super account, you are covered. Eligibility criteria apply.
What happens to my super if my employment changes?
If you are looking at a change in your role or employment status as a result of measures introduced due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), you can rest assured that Qantas Super will be there with you as you take your next steps.
How to access your super
Superannuation law restricts your access to super until you retire or meet certain conditions. However, there are some circumstances when you may be allowed to access your super before reaching your preservation age.
Learn about the different ways in which you can access your super:
Changes for retirees and members with an income account
To help retirees manage the impact of market volatility on their retirement savings, the Government is temporarily reducing minimum drawdown requirements for income accounts and social security deeming rates.
How to keep your personal information secure
Cyber criminals are taking advantage of fears over coronavirus to carry out phishing attacks, using a variety of different channels – such as email, phone or in person – to try and gain access to or capture information.
We’ve put together a guide to help you spot a phish and keep you and your information secure:
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