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What is a Nomination of Beneficiary?
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By Ershad Ullah On July 19, 2023

Nomination of Beneficiary: Completing a valid nomination means your superannuation benefit should be distributed to the people you choose, and not your estate, on your death.

Nomination of Beneficiary: Who can you nominate?

Under superannuation law, you can nominate the following:

  • Your spouse or de facto spouse, including same-sex partners, or
  • Children including step and adopted children, children of your spouse, and other children within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975, or
  • Individuals who are financially dependent on you at the time of your death, or
  • Your legal personal representative (either the executor under your will or a person(s) granted letters of
  • administration for your estate if you die without having left a valid will), or
  • Someone in an interdependent relationship with you. This is a close personal relationship between two people who live together, where one or both of them provide for the financial and domestic support and personal care of the other.
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