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Financial support

Current legislation allows individuals with a terminal illness to access their superannuation as a lump sum tax free.

Superannuation for people with a terminal illness

If a woman with metastatic breast cancer wishes to access her superannuation she must obtain certificates from two medical practitioners (one of whom is a specialist) stating that she has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less.

Find out more about:

  • Superannuation for people with a terminal illness, visit the Australian Taxation Office website or phone 13 28 61.
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia has developed a fact sheet about accessing superannuation for women with metastatic breast cancer.