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DAN135

Australian Super, moving back to UK

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I have been in Aus for 7 years and have a moderate amount in a REST super fund. I am now moving back to the UK, probably indefinitely. 

I know I can't access super until I am 60 as I am now a Aussie citizen and the DASP only applies to temporary residents.

I have heard that the ATO 'seize' inactive super accounts. I have informed REST of my plans but is there anything I need to do to ensure my super is safe over the next 23 years until I need it? 

Many thanks

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You should instruct them to cancel all insurance policies too.  


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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9 hours ago, Marisawright said:

You should instruct them to cancel all insurance policies too.  

They often cancel automatically if you no longer contribute, but I've kept mine going.

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2 hours ago, newjez said:

They often cancel automatically if you no longer contribute, but I've kept mine going.

I have never heard of them cancelling automatically except on age grounds.   If you've kept the insurances going, make sure you get them to confirm in writing that they're still valid if you are permanently resident overseas.  Most insurances aren't.  As you know, you can't trust what a call centre operator tells you.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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