Find your lost super
If you've changed names, changed jobs or moved without telling your super funds, then you may have lost super waiting to be claimed. Your super is considered ‘lost' by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) if your account has not received any contributions for two years or if any mail sent by your super fund has been returned to them unanswered twice.
It's worth finding your lost super sooner rather than later as fees may be eating away the balance (not to mention you might be paying a premium on insurance). At the end of the day, it's your money - so claim what's rightfully yours.
How to find your lost super:
1. Visit us in branch and we can search for you
Open a BT Super for Life account and the next time you’re in a branch our staff will be happy to search for your lost super. Just bring in your tax file number and we’ll help track it down for FREE. We call that our Branch Advantage™.
2. Try the ATO’s SuperSeeker Service
Check if any unclaimed super belongs to you by using the ATO’s free SuperSeeker service.
All you need to conduct a search is your:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Tax File Number (TFN)
If there is a possible match, SuperSeeker will give you the account and contact details of the fund that may have your lost super. You may wish to then:
- Contact the super fund to update your personal details
- Combine your super accounts into one, which may reduce your fees and costs
Open a BT Super for Life account today
1 Source: Australian Taxation Office website, data as at 11 February 2015.