For information that will help guide you through the claims process for please refer to the Total and permanent disability (TPD) factsheet or the Income protection factsheet. They talk through the steps you need to take, the process on Vision Super’s end and what documents you’ll need to provide to MLC Life – the Insurance underwriter.
Our team are based in Melbourne, ready to help you through the process and make it as simple as possible. If you need to make a claim please give us a call on 1300 300 820.
Do you need a lawyer?
We’d encourage you to talk to us before you engage a lawyer. Vision Super pays more than 85% of insurance claims submitted by our members, so the likelihood is your claim will be paid. If you work with us directly, without going through a lawyer, you’ll end up with more of your money.
Many lawyers advertise that they’ll work for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, but if your claim is approved, they may take a large chunk of your payout – it can be around 30% of a member’s entitlement.
Our insurance team is here to help you through every step of the claims process, including all the paperwork.
You might find the answer to your question in the FAQ below. If you don’t find it there, you can call our Member Services hotline on 1300 300 820.
Also before you make any changes to your cover please consider seeking financial advice. If you would like to speak with a Vision Super financial planner you can call 1300 300 820 to make an appointment.
It depends how your details have been changed. The most common request is changing a surname due to marriage, which you can do with a certified copy of your marriage certificate, and a Vision Super “Change of Personal Details form” found here: view form
If you have changed your name another way, we recommend you contact us first on 1300 300 820 so we can outline what documents we need to change your details without issue.
If you want to change your address, you can do this by logging onto the secure member portal online, or calling our Member Services team on 1300 300 820.
Here’s how it works. You may be able to receive a tax-free contribution from the Government when you make a non-concessional (after-tax) contribution to your super account. The maximum entitlement that can be received is $500 where your total income is $39,837 or less in the 2020/21 year. This reduces on a sliding scale and cuts out if your total income is above $54,837 in the 2020/21 year.
This is, of course, provided you satisfy work, income and age tests.
Please note that the income threshold test for the co-contribution is your total income, which is calculated as follows:
Total income (assessable income + reportable fringe benefits + reportable employer super contributions – allowable business deductions).
In very basic terms, ‘salary sacrificing’, or ‘salary packaging’ means using some of your before-tax salary to pay for something. In superannuation terms, it is usually an arrangement between you and your employer to contribute some of your before-tax salary into your superannuation account.
In the 2020/2021 financial year, the maximum that can be contributed as before-tax payments is $25,000, this includes your employer SG payments of 9.5%.
If you’re contributing by BPAY, it can take Vision Super up to two business days to receive your contribution, then up to three business days to process, although most are done the same day they are received. This will depend upon your financial institution’s processing times.
If you’re contributing by cheque, you will need to allow enough time for your chosen postage method to reach us. Once it has arrived, it can take up to five working days to process.
We can also process contributions by EFT, however, this may take up to three business days.
Best Doctors can help you if you are dealing with an illness, or a chronic or serious condition.
Through your insurance, you and your family get access to Best Doctors which connects you with a network of 50,000 leading medical specialists from around the world. It offers a second opinion when you need it most, to make sure you received the right diagnosis and are on the best treatment plan. You can use Best Doctors at anytime, anywhere, as often as you need for no extra cost, and it’s completely confidential.