Many people in Queensland, are members of Sunsuper, and from 1 July 2016, Sunsuper introduced, with its insurer AIA Australia, a new insurance policy which provides a benefit called TPD Assist. This insurance policy is substantially different to the Total and Permanent Disability (“TPD”) insurance policy that Sunsuper previously provided to its members.

Essentially, a TPD Assist policy is split in to 6-part payments over 6 years, for example:

  • Warren has TPD policy as of his date last worked of $180,000.00;
  • If Warren was approved for his TPD benefit, then he would be paid $30,000.00; and
  • Then Warren would have to submit further medical evidence each year to prove he still meets the TPD definition, for the next 5 years, to be eligible for his $30,000.00 payment.

However, not all medical conditions fall under “TPD Assist.” Conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease, just to name a few, are exempt from this policy.

Sunsuper TPD claims can be quite complex, it’s very important to contact WKB TPD Lawyers on 1800 865 225 or visit our website to see if you may be eligible.

WKB TPD Lawyers are not a generalist personal injury firm, in fact we only do TPD claims.