If you’re on a temporary working visa in Australia and wish to return home, you may be wondering whether you can claim superannuation earned during your employment here. This payment is called a Departing Australian Superannuation Payment (DASP), which you can claim if you meet the required criteria.
Chasing down your super payments can be a bit of a hassle, but we’ve broken down the steps here: read on to learn more about eligibility requirements, ways of applying, and other important details!
Submitting an online application is free! Your application will be both verified and confirmed electronically with the DIBP; which is done to confirm your immigration and visa status.
Although you can only make your DASP claim after you have left Australia, it is recommended you make an early start on your online application so that you can gather all relevant supporting documents/information. Additionally, it makes it easier for the ATO to certify such information while you are still in Australia. Make sure to keep track of the information you enter in your application – you can save it to resume later and then submit after you have left Australia.
How long will it take for my application to be processed?
Expect a wait of around 28 days from the time you submit your application. Processing time can take longer if you don’t have all relevant information/documents ready, or if you have multiple super fund accounts.
Is there a time limit on claiming my super?
There is no time limit, however if 6 months have passed since you departed Australia, your super earnings will automatically be transferred to the ATO. If this occurs, then your need to lodge your claim directly with the ATO.