TThe COVID-19 early release of super program ended 31 December 2020.
This page last updated on 20/01/2021
Between 20 April 2020 and 31 December 2020, some people financially affected by COVID-19 were allowed to access their super early.
If eligible, a person was able to access up to $10,000 before 30 June 2020, and an additional amount of up to $10,000 after 1 July 2020 and on or before 31 December 2020. Only one application could be made in each financial year. Applications for these funds are now closed.
COVID-19 early access to super was available to eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, but not temporary residents for the 2020 - 21 financial year.
COVID-19 early access to super payments are tax free and did not affect Centrelink or Veteran's Affairs payments.
There may be implications for people who accessed their super early when they were not eligible to do so.