Retirement Benefits Fund
Keep on Top of COVID Campaign - Released on 20 October 2020.
COVID-19 early release
The COVID-19 early release of super program closed on 31 December 2020. Payments for applications submitted by 31 December will be made throughout January.
Please note: End-of-year public holidays and office closures may delay COVID-19 early release of super processing and payments. Processing and payments by super funds may occur into January 2021. Visit the ATO webpage for full details: COVID-19 early release of super
Compulsory Preserved Accounts (CPA), Investment 12 accounts and CPA12 accounts are the only RBF account types that are eligible for COVID-19 early release payments. If you are an active contributor to your defined benefit account or hold a Family Law non member spouse entitlement, then you are not eligible for early release, and any approval provided by the ATO will not be valid and RBF will decline your application.
Active members of the Contributory Scheme, the Fire and Ambulance Schemes and our life pensioners are not eligible to access any of their benefit under these arrangements.
For further details on these measures, please click here.