Many people who are permanently ill or injured due to a mental health condition will have worked at some time during their lives, however ASIC reports that a significant number of people do not know they may be able to claim for total and permanent disability (TPD) cover through their superannuation.
ASIC also reports that claims for mental illnesses are refused at high rates. This webinar, presented by David Coorey, Special Counsel at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, seeks to identify some of the practical issues in identifying and running these important TPD claims across three key areas:
Checklist – TPD (mental health) assessment:
- Identify a potential TPD claim on behalf of a client
- Referral pathways for caseworkers
Navigating the TPD path:
- Flag some of the barriers that arise when consumers seek to make a TPD claim
- Offer some practical tips to preparing a Mental health (TPD) claim
- Relationship to DSP, NDIS and other social security benefits / schemes
Outcomes for clients:
- Outline the forums for the resolution of TPD disputes
- Lump sum payments.
This webinar is presented in partnership with Economic Justice Australia.
You can view the first webinar in this series from February 2021: A practical guide to total and permanent disability claims – financial relief for permanent disablement (ill or injured) here.