Trustees take 3.3 days to pay early access to super scheme

The average amount of time taken to pay members eligible for the early access to superannuation scheme has plateaued at 3.3 days over the last three weeks, according to Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) data.  

APRA said since the scheme’s inception on 20 April to 24 May, payments had taken an average of 3.3 business days to pay after receipt of the application from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and 94% had been made within five business days. 

Another 1.4% had been paid within 10 or more business days. 

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“The 10 funds with the highest number of applications received from the ATO have made 1.09 million payments worth a total of $8.13 billion. The average payment from these funds was $7,595, with over 93% of payments made within five days,” APRA said. 

Looking at the funds that had paid the largest amount to members, the funds that were the fastest to pay were Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan, Meat Industry Employees Superannuation Fund, Sunsuper Superannuation Fund, Tasplan Superannuation Fund, and AON Master Trust. 

The fastest-paying funds that have paid the most in the early access to super scheme 



Payments made 

Applications paid within five business days 

Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan 



Meat Industry Employees Superannuation Fund 



Sunsuper Superannuation Fund 



Tasplan Superannuation fund 



AON Master Trust 



Source: APRA 

Since April, $12.2 billion has been paid to members.  

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