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QLD Is Mother Entitled to Estranged Husband's Superannuation?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by KAREN HENRY, 22 July 2016.

  1. KAREN HENRY

    KAREN HENRY Member

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    Hi

    My mother has been in a nursing home since last year. I just found out her estranged husband has a superannuation payout of $34,000 which is 50 - 50 and her mean test fee jumped from 3.09 to 11.97 a day which means her pension doesn't cover the fees. They have separate bank accounts.

    When she went into the home he left everything for me to look after so I have the power of attorney. (we don't talk). Is she entitled to half and how do I go about it?

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  2. Tim W

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    Estranged ("sepatared"), or divorced?
    What does the super fund manager say?
     
  3. KAREN HENRY

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    Hi Tim,

    They are separated by illness which is what Centrelink has them down as I am not privy to the super fund manager.
     
  4. Rod

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    Who is the nominated beneficiary on the super account?
     
  5. KAREN HENRY

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    Don't know who is beneficiary. Would not tell me.
     
  6. Tim W

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    Do you have a properly executed Power of Attorney?
    If so, what reason did they give to not recognise it?
     

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