Who can be my beneficiary?
A beneficiary is anyone who receives the payout from your super fund when you die. You can nominate one or more beneficiaries if your super fund allows it. Eligible beneficiaries include:
- your spouse or partner
- your children
- anybody financially dependent on you when you die
- an interdependent
- your estate or legal personal representative - known as an executor.
If you nominate your estate or legal personal representative, you can then specify in your will how to distribute your super money. It’s important that the information stated in your will is up to date, so your legal personal representative pays out your super money as per your instructions.
You can nominate a non-lapsing beneficiary for your AMP super account securely online via My AMP.
To nominate, review or update beneficiaries, follow these steps:
1. Log into My AMP.
2. On the 'Superannuation' page, select 'Update my beneficiaries' from the 'I want to' menu
3. Add or update your non-lapsing beneficiary.
All new beneficiary nominations for your AMP super account will be non-lapsing nominations.
Non-lapsing nominations do not expire and will continue to apply until you choose to update it or if certain events happen, for example you get married, divorced or any nominated beneficiary dies. It is important to review your non-lapsing nomination regularly to make sure it’s still appropriate.
If you need help, please feel free to call us on 131 267.
What happens if I don't nominate a beneficiary?
If you don't nominate a beneficiary, the trustee will follow the relevant fund rules and must pay your death benefit to your estate. If the trustee cannot pay your estate, it may use its discretion to determine the beneficiaries.
- check those you’re nominating are eligible
- if you plan to nominate your legal personal representative, make sure your will is up to date
- complete and sign a nomination form or you can nominate a non-lapsing beneficiary securely online without the need for a witness via My AMP.
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