If you’re in an accumulaon scheme—i.e. PSSap, CSCri or ADF Super
• In an accumulaon scheme, you are entled to make a binding beneciary nominaon. Your binding
nominaon, as long as it remains valid, will determine who receives your superannuaon benets when
you pass away.
• You’ll need to complete a binding nominaon form every three years, you can nd the form on our
website www.csc.gov.au. You should let us know whenever your circumstances change, such as if you get
married, register a relaonship, get divorced, have children, change an interdependency relaonship, start a
new interdependency relaonship, or if one of your nominated beneciaries dies.
• It’s important that you keep updang CSC of your beneciary nominaon, and understand who is eligible
for a binding nominaon. A binding nominaon is a legal document, and as long as your nominaon hasn’t
expired, CSC must pay your benet to the person(s) you have specied, as long as the law permits us to do so.
• Superannuaon law restricts the beneciaries you can nominate to people who are considered to be
your dependants—e.g. your spouse or partner, your children, or someone you have an ‘interdependency’
• If you don’t have a binding nominaon CSC will use its discreon in accordance with the law to determine
who will receive your benet.
Checklist of required documents
There are some supporng documents that your beneciary or representave may need to send us aer you
have passed away. The most common documents are:
A copy of your Will (however, scheme rules mean we may not be able to pay in accordance with the Will).
Relaonship cercate (e.g. a copy of the marriage, registered partnership and/or civil union cercates).
Birth cercates for any children applying.
A jointly addressed document to you and your spouse and/or child, to show conrmaon of you
A Third Party Authority form for your dependant to complete (found on www.csc.gov.au), if for example
they would like a child, friend or family member to represent them.
If possible, you should keep copies of these documents led with this pack in a place where a trusted person
can access them.
How do my family/loved ones contact CSC of a passing?
The Loss and Hardship Support team is a dedicated team of experts who are here to help your family/loved ones.
The team can be contacted by phone on (02) 6192 9521 or by email at LHS@csc.gov.au
We also have an online nocaon tool on our website csc.gov.au
Once we have been noed, your next of kin will have a single case manager to support them through the
Your family may also need to contact a number of other agencies and companies, please see the enclosed list
of other organisaons we think your family may need to consider contacng.
Where can I get more information?
When the me comes, our dedicated team are here to help guide your eligible beneciaries every step
of the way, from the moment they nofy us of your passing to paying out their benet. In the meanme,
more detailed explanaons and examples of benet calculaons can be found in the relevant Death benet
factsheets on our website www.csc.gov.au
Or, you can give us a call on one of the numbers below and we can talk through your opons:
ADF Super: 1300 203 439 MilitarySuper: 1300 006 727 DFRDB: 1300 001 677
ADF Cover: 1300 001 977 CSS: 1300 000 277 PSS: 1300 000 377
PSSap: 1300 725 171 CSCri: 1300 736 096
Nofying CSC of a passing:
(02) 6192 9521
Other fund’s details: