In general, your CSS benefit cannot be withdrawn until you reach your minimum retiring age (generally age 55) and permanently retire from the workforce.
Benefits in CSS can be withdrawn on:
Benefits may also be accessed early on compassionate or financial hardship grounds.
In this section also learn about:
- benefit applications
- transferring to an eligible scheme
- early release of your benefit
- death benefits
- your SIS upper limit
- super contributions surcharge tax.
To assist your retirement planning, please note that any accrued surcharge debt you may have in CSS will be recovered when your benefit is paid to you.