Technically Speaking: Legacy Pensions – Death and Reserves

Part two of a three-part series to support members navigate the complexities associated with legacy pensions, particularly in light of new and proposed legislative changes. Click here to read Part 1.

This edition of Technically Speaking written by Julie Steed (FSSA), Senior Technical Services Manager at Australian Executor Trustees, unpacks the intricacies of dealing with legacy pensions on the death of a member.

This bulletin focuses on:

  • the treatment of the different legacy pensions on the death of a member;
  • understanding what options are available when dealing with reversionary beneficiaries;
  • exploring how to manage reserves associated with legacy pensions;
  • identifying the wind-up options that exist for legacy pensions, and more.

The contents of this resource are taken to be correct at the time of publication.

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